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... not want to do that, so he jumped down and came round to where we were and went oooooooohhhhhhhhhhh.
More walking - and we came to another temple where there was a huge urn wih incense sticks burning- we walked around the side and saw a pond with some people feeding about five carp, which we thought were eels as they were so big and black and slimey. We looked over on the other side of the bridge and saw a huge school of them. A duck ...
... healthy and live long. Next we headed through the city of Tokyo to the Skytree. It is the largest tower in the world at 634 (musashi, original Japanese language for 634) meters. We took the elevator that goes to the top, the elevator is really fast and you don't feel a thing. It was cool up there we could see all of the city. The have an area where it's a glass floor, and you can look down. Kind of scary. After the Skytree we left there to head to ...
... do in my opinion. A manageable modern city full of awesome sights and rich with all the well preserved temples, parks and zen gardens you could want. My favourites were the Golden Pavilion, Tenryu zen gardens, the spooky Arashiyama bamboo grove, the Big Buddha (in nearby Nara, like Kyoto also a former capital) and the Kurama onsen up in the mountain valleys north of Kyoto. Easy and cheap to get around by bus and train too!
Food, more than one person has told me I should have ...
... tho :). By the time i had finished walking around the surprisingly large park i was soaked in sweat. So i high-tailed it back to the underground (bliss!) and made my way to Tokyo station to go see the Imperial Palace.
Another good 15 minute walk in the blistering heat, including across a massive parade ground only to find the Palace was closed was a bit of a disappointment. And the fact that it's on a hill and surrounded by trees meant you couldn't really get a good ...
... entrance handing out maps of
the market. (people were queuing outside eateries for fresh sushi . I expected
it to smell lots but it didn’t!. bx )
To the Railway Station this afternoon to travel to Odawara by
train then local bus to Hakone our home for the next 2 nights. Stayed in a
traditional Japanese Inn (Ryokan). A 10 roomed building, go in, shoes off before
stepping onto the matting covering the floor, 2 thin mattresses on the floor