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... that, we went down to the basement level of the Takashimaya department store that is attached to the station. Two floors of food, more than what is available at the shopping centres at Kawasaki. We ended up being relatively healthy. I had some steamed prawn dim sims followed by the best peach I had ever tasted. It was huge, juicy and sweet. Joseph had some little pork buns as well as pineapple followed by his creme caramel. Oh well, at least we ...
birthday!) and it was time for us to head to Kyoto. Despite our experience of
Japan, we made a beginners’ error of not boarding the right train initially,
getting confused between all the different types of train services (rapid,
super-rapid, etc). At least we were going in the right direction and we met a
very nice Japanese man on the way who was even offering to pay the ticket price
difference for us, incredible!
... early too, because by the time we parked there were very few spaces left over.
It being the 20th year and a Saturday, and after seeing a very full parking lot, I had fully expected Ise Jingu to be packed. However, the place is so big that I did not feel like it was crowded at all. First, there is about one kilometer of shops along a street that had been designed to reflect the Edo Period style, and if it hadn't been for the random "Family Mart" convenience signs I ...
We travelled with Sam and Shoma to Shinojima and Himakajima. These are both Islands off the Chita Peninsula south of Nagoya. The islands are apparently famous for their fugu (the famous puffer fish which could kill you if it's not prepared the correct ...
Then we headed for Ise. It was a long trip, about 100 miles. It took about 3 hours and quite a few yen, including the snacks. I bought some chocolate that called "Bitter", but it was a medium dark, very smooth, sweet, and delicious. Heidi got some "waffle cut" chips that were very good. Karen thought they were salt and vinegar, but they were not.
Ise Grand Shrine is ...