Satoyama Long Weekend Day1: Satoyama Cycling

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I am sorry I hadn’t been able to update this blog for a few days. I had a busy long weekend. Yes, in Japan we had a long weekend from October 6th to the 8th.

 

We had couchsurfers staying at our house from Canada. They are a family of 3 from Northern Saskatchewan, which means they live out in the wildness. Nick and Alexis are from Ottawa, but they decided to move to a small town called La Ronge because they wanted to lead a natural lifestyle. There are many lakes in that area, and they love going canoeing. They love all kinds of outdoor sports including cycling and mountain climbing, so I took them on Satoyama cycling and mountain climbing tours.

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On the first day, we went cycling, but we did it just for a short time since it was raining a little and I had to prepare for the local sports festival in the afternoon.

 

I am a member of the organizing committee this year and we had to prepare setting up the festival the day before and on the day we had to conduct the festival.

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We could cycle along rice fields and cycle by Omi-Hino-Merchants Furusato musem and eventually visit Watamuki shrine.

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alexis' family watamuki shrine

 

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