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We were to meet at the train station at 9.15am. Joseph had already left after breakfast to take more photos there. I left the room just before 9am but it took the lift over 7 minutes to come. This is the downside of this hotel. Christoph and Assumpta were in the lift and we walked to the station together. We were the last to arrive even though it was spot on 9.15am.
We caught the train to Iseshi and transferred to another train to Toba ...
... br> very hard. At least it enabled us to test all our waterproof gear for the rest
of the trip!
After lunch, we went back to Toba to visit the Mikimoto Pearl Museum. We
didn’t learn anything new compared to what we saw in French Polynesia during
our honeymoon but the museum had quite a few examples of pearls and creations
made during Mikimoto’s history (very famous brand in Japan and all over the
... to go to Atsuta Jingu. So, Ise Jingu was the second shrine I had been to since arriving in Japan. Atsuta and Ise Jingu are actually part of a set of three in which the third member is the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. These three go together because they are where the three national treasures (sanshu no jingi) of Japan are said to reside. Atsuta Jingu has the Sword of Kusanagi (kusanagi no tsurugi), Ise Jingu has the sacred mirror, and the Imperial Palace houses the two jewels. ...
... octopus. The towns were made up of typical Japanese prefab buildings with narrow walk ways. We hired bikes in Shinojima and circumnavigated the island, which involved some fun off-road time. We had lunch in a small Japanese pub with some locally caught ...
... due to my lack of chopsticks skills.
We did a little shopping. Karen proceeded to freak us out by eating a weird, fried gelatinous block of something that she said was "cuttlefish" flavored. You know the "you could deep fry a bowling ball, and I'd eat it" thing? - Shot to hell.
Long train ride back and Heidi and I booked it to the corner convenience store for dinner: ...