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What a crazy day! I couldn't believe what I was seeing this morning. A little background info to start you guys off: the subway and railway (even the bus) system here is bang on. It arrives and leaves exactly as scheduled with only a handful of seconds to spare. You can set your watch by it. Anyways this morning as I was making my way to Shirahama …
... my Yukata but that is not very strange. I think. So. I had some lunch and then got into the baths, which were very nice. It is a sulphuric hot spring so it smelled just a little bit weird but it was really very relaxing.
In one of the baths I got talking to Suzuki. He is a 43 year old guy, looking for work and just relaxing for a day in the Onsen. And who could blame him. No stress baby. We hung around together for a bit and after the outside bath we decided ...
... eating dinner and wandering the streets in search of a temple or two. The temperature was pretty cool and I wish I had a toque with me!
I ended up getting my way to the To-ji temple. It was very pretty with a nice garden area with fish and other animals. This is a five story tall pagoda dating back to the late seven hundreds.
On my way back to the hotel I stopped off at a sushi place and ate my fill. It was one of the ...
... This was pretty cool –
there was all kinds of weird, exotic food on offer and lots of little
stalls selling clothes and trinkets. We had some delicious
fish-shaped treats which were sweet dough wrapped around red bean
paste or custard, sweet dough balls, rice balls wrapped in bacon with
mayonnaise and spring onion, and okinomiyaki – fried cabbage with
ponzu sauce – yum!
After that we went to the Nishiki
markets to take ...
... tree- wrong time of year for blossom, but still a nice tree! Whilst sat watching a dog in a dress in a buggy, an old japanese carpenter came and talked to us so that he could practice his English... what a nice chap. Claire had a green tea ice cream- it seems green Tea is a hot favourite amongs the japanese taste buds they flavour everything with it, including green tea kit-kats.
From here we headed to Ginkaku-ji perhaps Japans most beautiful garden. It ...
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