The season has changed since then and the ground is all covered with snow completely. We reserved Christmas special lunch beforehand. We were very impressed by a really gorgeous, fancy meal. We were all the happier because we had an unexpectedly beautiful weather. We arrived at Shimada Elementary School before 11:30. During Christmas season this restaurant serves special menu. Lunch is 3000 yen and dinner is 6000 yen. The restaurant was as beautiful as ever. Each dish was presented beautifully and perfect both in taste and appearance.
After we left Washima tout-le-monde, we headed for Nagaoka town. First we went to a stationery store called “Takizawa”. You can get almost all the stationery here because this store has a wide selection. Next we went to Riverside Sennsyuu, which is a large-scale shopping mall. This mall is so big that you can spend half a day shopping just here. Last we went to a mountain climbing shop called” Parrmark”, which is located near Nagaoka City Hall. The special lunch and shopping we had yesterday were a gift for us at the end of this year. This gift was fulfilling enough to remove everyday’s fatigue and stress. The town is filled with people at this time who are having a good time welcoming Merry Christmas and upcoming New Year’s Eve. We have just some days left before New Year.
I’m looking forward to seeing you soon!