Oh, anyway, this is going to be a long blog... haha
The smell of cypress welcomed me the moment I stepped in. (if you know how cypress smell ... a bit tough to explain but can only say it smells good). Thereafter, within it was exhibition halls on the history of the trails as well as some interested bits.
One discovery is the closeness between Japanese and Chinese culture. Looking at the photos below will explain what I mean. (I do need to apologies as the photos today are all taken with my handphone and hence, resolutions and such may not be good)
Anyway, another interesting find is how the traditional fireworks are manufactured and being in used even now. (remember the Kumano Fireworks in the earlier blog? I would not be surprised if this family is involved in the making - WOW!)
One great discovery today is illustrated below:
"尾鷲"words means . . . "OWASE!" - which means that there is a likelihood that we can do whale watching right here in OWASE!!! Time to find out more!
Pic left - Average annual rainfall in Japan - 1600mm
And if you put them together and compare? (ok - guess, of the 3 tubes below, which one depict Owase annual rainfall in actual mm reading?)
Oh. And this one belows is a very very old Onsen which is not open when I visited. I wonder if it is still operating though.