Himeji Castle Grandvrio Hotel
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... looking up at the castle brought us to where the inner moat would have been in the seventeenth century. There were three moats, the outer most would have been where the train station is 2 km away. Around the castle and between moats lived ministers of the shogun and various samurai in ascending order of importance the closer to the actual castle keep they were. Nobody ever lived in this castle. It was built for show to demonstrate to all how powerful and impregnable ...
... and you should have seen the thick security doors! We had a wander around the outside and then went down into the gardens. These gardens were really well done. It was fenced off into many little small gardens and most had water running through. They all had slightly different themes and purposes. One had very tall trees all sculptured, another had small bushes so seeing the water was easier. They truly are ...
... the station, I remembered the Ramen stand. Would it still be there, after all these years? I ran excitedly up the escalator and peeked at the platform. At first my heart sank, thinking it was gone. But after a moment, I realized that they had just built an enclosure around the stand (back in the day, you just stood in the freezing cold and ate). It was just as I remembered it: you put your money in a vending machine (350 yen), take your ticket to ...
... can be a city girl but also close to the beach and the Waitakiri ranges!
My host met me at the station and it was obvious from the start that his English was as good as my japanese so conversations wasn`t going to be up to much. I commented on his written Englsih and then found out that he uses a translation package! Well needles to say the afternoon was slow and luckily we could sit in the mall and use google translation to ...
... del suo aspetto esteriore di un colore bianco brillante con le sembianze di un uccello che sta' per prendere il volo.
Sfortunatamente non siamo riusciti ad ammirare questo "airone" in volo perche' coperto di plastica e ponteggi!! La restaurazione dell'intero castello e' cominciata l'anno scorso e per altri 4 anni sara' chiuso al pubblico. Non siamo nemmeno riusciti ad avere una panoramica del castello o visitarne ...