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Overview of today:
A misty mountain morning of wet snow and hot coffee. The bus back down to Senzu station and a one-room steam train museum of love. Return to Kanaya station on a local ancient train past the end-of-winter scenery. To Yaizu station up the coast, a taxi to the Sapporo Beer Brewery for a congenial glass of Ebisu and a tour. More rain and another taxi to the Yaizu Fish Market. A late lunch, and the weather is as cold as the fish, but everyone seems in excellent high spirits. Full of fish, I take a grateful taxi back to JR Yaizu station and onward to Shizuoka station. A bit of quick shopping and I take the Hikari No 480-the fastest way back to Tokyo next to a plane. More cold wind and rain, but spring is just around the corner.