Sat am. saw us sleep in beyond the alarm; 6 was always going to be optimistic.
Turning off the Tohoku expressway at the exit for Zao less than 300 ks but 6 hours laters, we stopped for some much anticipated lunch - soba noodles.
Inspired by Japan Rail East's promotion posters from a couple of years ago, I've been wanting to go to Zao for a long time. Could it really be as impressive as the posters?