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Final day in Japan :( So after packing and saying goodbye to the amazing Caitlin, I went out on another day trip, this one requiring a few more trains to get to Iga-Ueno. After arriving it was clear the town was obsessed with their Ninja history. I made my way towards the national park and the many tourist attractions it contained. The Japanese again touched me with their generosity as an elderly couple who didn't speak much English offered to look ...
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 ...
... soup with one of the teachers from Caitlin's school at a little hut tucked away in the middle of nowhere. An older gentleman brought our food into the one room hut and cooked live fish in front of us. An experience to say the least, but all so delicious and fresh. Plus plenty of warm sake to help it all go down :)
Goal: Check out the surroundings without getting lost
Status: Only managed to take the wrong street ...
My mom and I had a great trip to Mie on 2 days 1 night. On Day 1, it was raining. So we just drove to Sakakibara Onsen and enjoyed the hot spring. On our way, we had Sanuki udon noodle soup and it was pretty good. Actually, we tried to go to Aoyama Highland on the day, but the way that the receptionist told was blocked. We took another route and reached the highland on the next day. On Day 2, we visited Aoyama Highland with 47 windmills, Ise ...
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!