Travel Blogs from Takaoka
... all the road closures due to the parade. There is a large garden there named Kenrokuen near a large, white castle. The castle was very pretty, much more reminiscent of a temple than a castle, though we couldn't go in. When we walked into the garden to pay for entry, the woman at the counter started saying "I'm sorry..." leading us to become crestfallen that it was, too, closed for the day. Then she continued "... but today it is free." Sorry? We weren't! ...
... it was just like all the rest. Surprisingly all the temples have no-one in them or around them. Are they just a legacy of the past?
In backpacker territory now. Quite a few roaming around but most only doing 3 or 4 weeks in Japan. Good however to talk to a few people.
Calligraphy classes at night in the hostel. Now have a couple of "masterpieces" i will have to carry until I get back to ...
... and tapioca dumplings. It was very pretty but I think most lunches went untouched. Our tour guide informed us later of what we ate (or didn't eat) but it wouldn't have made a difference. It was just too exotic, especially for you-know-who. Returning on the bus for another 3 hr drive back to the ship, I've never seen Roxanne eat so much back onboard. After all, she was eating for two (meals that is). Next stop... ...
... was lovely and had a pleasant stroll around it. Lunch was deep fried chicken, Japanese Mayo and rice; always a good combo. In the afternoon I checked out the Contemporary Art Museum which I found pretty disappointing then made my way back via the Samurai district which was pretty. I have a ticket to Toyama tomorrow and ...
... along the river. Dinner was at a Sushi restaurant with the belt moving dishes along and an iPad allowing you to order drinks and specific dishes. I gave up my recent no alcohol policy to see if some hot sake wouldn't burn out whatever's taken residence in my ...
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