Today we went to the Ichijodani Asakura clan ruins. It’s really just a gate and some remnants of rocks where buildings once stood, but the area is quite scenic and it was a nice day. We finally had some sun and the temperature was about 60 so it was nice to walk around the area. There’s also a replica of the town and homes. In the one little pond, there were two frogs and a swarm of tadpoles. They were just swimming on top of each other.
After checking that out, we went to a soba restaurant for lunch. Our first lunch stop was closed randomly so we couldn’t try a care that sold coffee, French toast, and random hot dog meals ( I can’t eat that but it seemed interesting). The soba restaurant was great. It was a no old Japanese house turned into a restaurant and since no one was there we sat at a table by the open door to the moss lawn outside. There were just two women working and the soba was fantastic. I got sansai soba (mountain vegetable) and we were also served tea and hot soba water.
Our last stop was Ichijodani waterfall. It’s just alongside the road whoch makes it convenient to check out but it would have been better if you had to hike a bit to get to it. It was still pretty though.