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Travel Blogs from Tokoname
... chocolate, though it did have a store at the end so after staring at chocolate for an hour it was impossible not to buy any. Walking around the building after a big day yesterday and not the best of sleeps resulted in us getting tired pretty quickly. We decided to make the trip back to Caitlin's to watch some Sherlock and get an early night.
Goal: See everything in the museum
Status: After 5 levels and many hours, we briefly looked at the last ...
... up to Nagishima and went to the theme park there. Although it was cold it was the perfect time to go to the theme park as there was little to no lines for most of the rides :) After going on all of the exciting rollercoasters, some twice, we went and had bagels and walked around the shops before relaxing in another Onsen. The Onsen was massive and had multiple outdoor hot springs of varying temperatures and oils. Heaven to cold limbs.
... soup with one of the teachers from Caitlin's school at a little hut tucked away in the middle of nowhere. An older gentleman brought our food into the one room hut and cooked live fish in front of us. An experience to say the least, but all so delicious and fresh. Plus plenty of warm sake to help it all go down :)
Goal: Check out the surroundings without getting lost
Status: Only managed to take the wrong street ...
... and Nabana no Sato. My mom is getting weaker these days and I was worried that she might not be able to walk up from the car park to the main house of worship, but she managed to complete the pilgrimage. Because we don't know whether we can do this again together in the future, we were very happy with the successful pilgrimage. Then we explored in Oharai-machi and Okage-yokocho. We tasted Akafuku rice cake, Matsusaka beef skewer, and sweet ...
birthday!) and it was time for us to head to Kyoto. Despite our experience of
Japan, we made a beginners’ error of not boarding the right train initially,
getting confused between all the different types of train services (rapid,
super-rapid, etc). At least we were going in the right direction and we met a
very nice Japanese man on the way who was even offering to pay the ticket price
difference for us, incredible!