Here they serve a local kind of very broad udon noodle, which still cooks for 5 minutes in its broth at the table, hence they come with a 5 minute sand timer.
After lunch we walked around a bit more, exploring again the center hot spring area with all its steamy glory.
…before we headed back to our hotel and got into our beautiful, traditional Japanese room.
I really wanted to get some more running in, taking advantage of the colder climate and the wonderful winter air.
But the road conditions proofed to be quite a challenge. And since I already had done a morning run, I was ok with only 15 minutes this time.