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... heavy bag whilst I wandered around the hilly area. I began with the beautiful Ueno Castle. Sadly a lot of it was under maintenance so I wasn't able to take too many pictures properly capturing it.
Next I headed to the Ninja Museum, I made it just in time for the guided tour of the house displaying all of the hidden compartments contained in a traditional Ninja's home. This was followed by a museum dedicated to all things Ninja :) To finish ...
... up to Nagishima and went to the theme park there. Although it was cold it was the perfect time to go to the theme park as there was little to no lines for most of the rides :) After going on all of the exciting rollercoasters, some twice, we went and had bagels and walked around the shops before relaxing in another Onsen. The Onsen was massive and had multiple outdoor hot springs of varying temperatures and oils. Heaven to cold limbs.
... Himeji). and I hoped to also understand more about the military powers that were so influential on the Emperors and even on monasteries. It turns out that Hikone Castle, even though it is well designed to withstand it,was never really under attack. So it became a place the shogun would visit once in while to make sure his armor was still polished.
The Castle was completed in 1622 and ...
With a spare day, we decided to get out of Kyoto and head
into rural Japan. So very glad we did, this was one of the highlights of our
trip. Ohara is a small village about an hour’s bus ride from central Kyoto. It
is home to several pretty temples including Sanzenin with its amazing gardens
and cool jizo statues (small stautes which are a common sight in Japan, that
are the ...
... Gas at $7.00 per gallon is also a good motivator. And even though this is the home to Nissan, Toyota, and Honda, most cars are small and boxy, unlike the branding we see in the US.
By noon, Victor had arrived with 3 suitcases and a garbage bag full of clothes and gifts in tow. Buying a cheap suitcase was now on our to-do-list. Lunch however, was at the top of that list and he had a sushi restaurant in mind. While I am ...
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