Hotel AU Tokoname
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... or two. II operated a 1500lb press that was used to mould car doors. Even how steering works, 4 working models showing all different types, to brakes, crankshafts, and many other parts. They had a display of cars dating back to the 60's, and they looked brand new. This is one place well worth a visit.
Then we hit the Kirin Brewery. I already knew the tour was in Japanese, but the lure of the free beer was too strong. I have now bought a unit across the ...
... check in, just time to dump our bags & off we went for a walk around the town we went to a museum, a shrine, the Takayama festival float exhibition hall, we then went to the old part of town. We had a beautiful tea not far from there. When we got back from tea we had another spa, getting used to it (in the nude) still lots of laughs. It's now 9.00 and ready for bed. Ran out of battery so no pictures of ...
... components of the car to the point where you could see into the engine, transition, etc. They had moving demonstrations and videos that clearly outlined how everything worked (best part is the demonstrations were with real components not just plastic replacements). We spent the rest of our time jumping from thing to thing and then walking through their mock setup production line. We could push buttons that ran live operating machines like those on the operation floor ...
Final day of an amazing trip. Up early from Keiko's, Jim & Yosh accompany us to Osaka to board the bus that's taking us to Nagoya. Our first (and last) trip sans Jim in Japan so a bit nervous getting us to the airport in time. Arrived in Nagoya right on time, asked cabbie what it would cost to get us to the airport - ...
... its stealing, but the one it took was left as it was partly broken, but it keeps me dry.
The rest of the day is spent wandering the underground malls and shops before heading back to get my luggage.
I take the subway out to Issha, where my apartment for the next 3 nights is located. Its a 20 minute ride, and yes its still raining. I meet my host and he takes me to the apartment, which is ok. Will be a little bit on the noisy side as its close to a main road.