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Slowly finding time to update my blog. Sunday was a slowish day, had a sleep in before heading to a World Culture Day event were I met Yuri, a nice Japanese girl who wanted to practice English with me and asked to be my friend. We've now sent a couple of emails but without Caitlin to translate, the conversation doesn't go far. Afterwards we went and ordered far too much Chinese but had yummy dumplings so it was all good.
Yay, Monday ...
... but until I looked at a map later, I thought this lake was actually the Sea or even the Ocean.
We fell into the tourist trap and bought a kids shirt, which was labeled "100", which instead of being the price in yen, is actually a size. It was 1800 Y, which we somehow failed to notice while exchanging money for it. But we have it and we intend to gift it to one little samurai we know. ...
Woke at 8:30 Packed At 10:15 went for breakfast with rob and Quentin at coco's, downstairs from Hana hostel. Said goodbyes and went to Shinsaebashi to get the subway to shin Osaka. Shinkansen to mt Fuji Took frickin ages. Subway Shinkansen jR JR Waited 40 mins, ate ramen. Bus Arrived at 7pm Deb and I went to an onsen 8-9:30 walked back Hot cocoa ...
I had a great tour guide. Her name was Esther, and she is a Kyoto-based architect and designer, who took me around and showed me some great things. Kyoto is extremely rich in heritage and culture. The emperor used to live here, but relocated to Tokyo ...
... children; some people like to dress them up, which was
quite interesting). It is also home to the Soundless waterfall which was a very
pretty walk up into the hills above Ohara. We also met Seto-san who introduced
us to fish head sake, tasty rice crackers and told us all about Japan, a really
great person who, like a lot of people we met there, was genuinely friendly and
a pleasure to ...
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