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Having a JR. pass is really the way to go here with getting around. We booked tickets to Himeji which is back towards Kobe and on the Shinkansen line. Himejii is famed for having the most beautiful castle in Japan. I had read that it is being renovated and had to check that it didn't still have the scaffolding on it. The inside keep area was still out of bounds but the main area and gardens were open to the ...
... wszystko w języku japońskim wiec nie zrozumieliśmy ani jednego zdania!
Po Japońskim śniadaniu zaserwowanym do naszego pokoju, wymeldowaliśmy się i już z plecakami powędrowaliśmy aby zwiedzić Okumin (największy japoński cmentarz) za dnia, który jest równie dostojny jak i w nocy.
Paro godzinna podroż autobusem, kolejka linowa i pociąg, i ...
... long commutes to work. A few joggers were out getting in some pre-work exercise. It was a Friday and the people around me would all be planning for their weekend, whereas for me the weekend would be filled with travel.
I promised my son that I'd take him to the science museum and that's what I did. We took our nieces (who get in free; school kids get a 'pass' to local museums that gives them free admission). The Himeji science museum is very ...
... s Well.
The story goes (according to her), that a servant was entrusted with the Lord's treasure-dishes. She lost a dish or something, and he threw her into the well after torturing her. So, she apparently moans every once in awhile. The story was meant to keep people away, because at the bottom of the well, there was a secret stone passage leading to an escape route. Not bad!
It was an exhausting day, but well worth the ...
... just with different toys, etc. From there we went to Kiyomizu Temple. It was founded in 788 AD, and is a UNESCO world heritage site. There is a famous balcony called the "kiyomizu no butai." When the Japanese are facing a big decision, they say they are about to jump off this balcony, similar to Americans saying take the plunge. One of the amazing things about this temple is that it's situated on a mountainside so you have to walk to it. It's paved, but a very steep incline and ...