Rhino Hotel Kyoto
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... together or make your own mixture per your own tastes. One interesting course included a soup in a piece of was paper over a hot flame. We had to eventually blow out the flame to stop it from burning the paper. Not only did things taste great, but the arrangement of food was very appealing. We couldn't help but take pictures of it all! They closed down the dinner with some coffee and tea for us.
After dinner we did some research on Onsen (public baths) ...
... always, with ponds and water features and perfectly maintained trees and bushes.
But the real surprise was the meal. Here is what awaited us at our table:
Marinated rape flowers
Tuna, sea bream and salmon sashimi
Vegetable sushi in coconut leaf
Bamboo shoots in tofu paste
Grated radish in something(!)
Fishy sticky rice
... thing I got to do today was take the Shinkansen, which is the Japanese version of the super fast train. It was so very fast! And silent! I was standing on the platform waiting for my particular Shinkansen, and three others whizzed past at a rate of knots. They were so quiet that I didn't even know they were coming until they were shooting past, and they were so powerful that I had to suppress the urge to cower in a corner behind a bin or something else on the ...
... Tori Shrine and the largest rice scoop in the world and completed our souvenir shopping. For dinner we tried some conveyor belt sushi with rousing success (and Ken and I even ate horsemeat sushi). All in all it was amazing to be able to share what we love about Japan with some newbies and to be able to spend time with family and friends. And if you are looking for more stories, go bug the ladies back in Como for all the nitty gritty details...I have to get back to Japan!
... we tried to get cash out of some ATMs rather unsuccessfully! We checked into our rooms that were quite a bit larger than the last - but the most pleasant thing - a full sized bed!!!! It was soooooo comfortable! The boys went in search of a post office to get some cash out and then we sat in the room and had some vending machine drinks (there is a can of something Limey that was 9%25 alcohol!!). We braved the ridiculously cold weather ...