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Morning drizzle and cloudy skies today. Top about 17 degrees, though felt warmer at times.
After the bus debacle yesterday we caught the "street car" or tram today. Visited Korakuen Gardens which are over 300 years old. Considered to be one of the 3 top gardens in Japan. Different to Kenrokuen Gardens in Kanazawa (which are also in the top 3) with wide areas of open lawn, tea plantation and rice field, cranes in an aviary as well as groves ...
... impress, it is downright unattractive, but then the only reason we are here is for the garden. We will see what tomorrow brings.
Dinner was also a failure as everywhere needed reservations and we were too tired to wait. Ended up with the worse meal we have had in Japan. Some days are just full of disappointments!!! Guess the Wallabies feel much the same way.
... Had our last Japanese dinner then back to
the room to pack. It’s been another great day.
Thanks for going on this journey with us by taking the time
to read about our adventures in Japan. It has more than exceeded our
expectations and a trip that we would highly recommend putting on your ‘bucket
lists’. We’ll say good-bye for now.
Until our next adventure,
Brad and Heather
We left our ryokan at 7am this morning and caught an early train from Nara to Kyoto. It was peak hour and by the time the train reached Kyoto it was jam packed. Lots of school kids. At Kyoto station we found a cafe selling a "toast set" and so that is what we ordered. Buttered toast arrived accompanied by a small salad with something fishy on top as well as a small dish of yoghurt, a jammy substance and something orange. We whipped out the ...
... top floor and watch more guns being fired below. Still confused about what was happening, we headed down through the castle to look at the displays. These were mostly outfit or costume related. We figured they weren't real, or we wouldn't be able to take photos of them.
We crossed the river and headed to Korakuen garden; known as one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. It was extremely pretty. With autumnal colours coming out, we ...