The other day, I attended a cheese event. The theme was French cheese. We started off with a cheese platter and learned about the 14 kinds on the plate. The regions, how the cheeses are made, the different "rules" that apply according to the cheese, etc. Later, we were able to taste a few other kinds, as well as second helpings of whatever cheese our hearts desired. I didn't think I'd be able to taste so many different kinds of cheese! When I first saw the platter, I didn't think it'd be enough, so imagine how flabbergasted I was when I found myself full, halfway through the platter!
The last night of our trip was spent at nice "onsen (hot spring)" near Konpirasan--very relaxing!
The next day, we went to Konpirasan, climbing the 785 steps to the main hall, stopping on the way to check out fine art by Maruyama Okyo.
On my way back to the airport, my friend took me to a very stylish onsen to get rid of the soreness from walking and climbing up the steps. Oh, and we mustn't forget the few glasses of beer that helped conclude the trip beautifully.