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... to tracks for the trains are all automated. Everything is on time. Video screens explain timetables alternately in Japanese and English. Dinner at Sushiyoshi, at our concierge's recommendation, was terrific. Counter sushi, and Minna is enjoying it. Imagine that! Red tuna, yellowfin, unagi (eel) and salmon roe sashimi, maki of tuna and salmon and deep fried shrimp, and two bottles of Asahi beer. We stopped on the street for some bakery sweets for this evening ...
... Himeji Castle has 7 different levels, each connected by an increasingly steep set of stairs. If you've ever climbed up the stairs in the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, then you'll understand exactly what's it like. The rooms were mostly empty, so it was hard to gauge how they might have been used. There was a small shrine on one of the upper levels.
Upon arrive at the top level, we were greeted by a ...
... czącego z Iwaya, który ma najdłuższą niepodpieraną odległość na świecie. Po zwiedzeniu parku świątyń i zjedzeniu japońskiego miso z sushi ryżem i selekcja mies ruszyliśmy do Himeji, gdzie nakręcony został Ostatni Samurai. Tutaj spędzimy noc, a z rana w dalsza drogę do Okayamy, Tomonury i Onomichi.
Do usłyszenia w krótce.
Alive and well after the earthquake/tsunami.
The title for todays blog entry was originally intended to reflect the fact that we were visiting Himeji Castle. Himeji was the location used for the Ninja Training School scenes in James Bonds You Only Live Twice. Little did we know that our return train journey from Himeji to Kyoto would come to an abrupt halt as a result of power supply disruption caused by Japans largest ...
... so much fun for everyone.
After the museum we headed to lunch. I wanted ramen. It was the only thing I hadn't yet eaten on the trip, so we used the GPS to find a local place but, since the software is a bit out of date, it took us to a restaurant that didn't exist. So we did what we should've done in the first place: went to a place we know about. It took awhile to get there, but eventually we got to Ramen Taro, a couple of miles from Himeji station ...