Nozomi, as there are so many more of them than the Hikari and Kodama options left to foreigners. So, in this time of despair, I felt it was justified to do what should have been allowed anyway, plus I have a Green Car first class pass and I used the lowest class unreserved train.
This was followed by abalone and foie gras:
Breakfast, however, was just fine, and free. They actually had an appetizer first, very similar to what I had for dinner:
It was raining today, but I went out for a short walk anyway. Suiran is located next to the historical Hosu River of Emperors. Located next door is a World Heritage Site, Tenryu-ji Temple:
The Bamboo Grove is also on a nearby path:
Turns out that we are in an environment much cooler than the city, such that Fall colors are already appearing. Here is the entrance to Suiran:
Tomorrow, I return to Matsumoto Castle. Hopefully, Pearl's Koi will be there to greet me.