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We headed to Kada in Wakayama the next day for an onsen experience - hot spring water bathing. We wanted a private bath so we could enjoy the experience together but these at a reasonable price near train links are difficult to find in Japan (they usually bathe in group baths separated by sex). After some research I found a potential spot at a seaside town, a two and a half hour train ride away.
In the end, the journey wasn't too bad but on arrival, ...
... museum in it. That was rather enjoyable although I did not enjoy getting rained on on the way there, note he frizzy hair. There was a lookout tower where you could see the mountains and the ocean which was quite impressive.
We went shopping for some last minute gifts then had my favorite Japanese cuisine, okonomiyaki, for lunch. It is Japanese vegetable ...
... some lunch and caught the early train to the next destination.
We arrived in the afternoon and had coffee and Japanese green tea sponge cake mmm.
Our accommodation is surprising fancy here (a real hotel!) and has a buffet breakfast! Score!
We had quite a bit of cash to blow so we tried spending extra on dinner. Last night we went out for yakotori (Japanese skewered food) and just ...
Holy moly. I had such a good weekend last weekend. On Friday with 3 of my friends (host sister and some of her friends that I've met numerous times) we went to Osaka Castle and did an Electric Run. What is the Electric Run? You may ask. Well, everyone dresses up in cute, neon clothes and basically does a selfie walk around the castle. Like, literally. SELFIES ALL THE TIME! But it was so good. People were dressed up as Santas, V for ...
... we went to a river and the kids went swimming and we had a cute little picnic.
On Sunday I visited Kobe! My friend Penny used to live there while she was on a long term exchange so I thought I would go for a day trip. Kobe is a very fashionable and trendy place. I went bargain shopping in Sannomiya and had a nice lunch there. I usually just walk around and if I see something ...