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... chocolate, though it did have a store at the end so after staring at chocolate for an hour it was impossible not to buy any. Walking around the building after a big day yesterday and not the best of sleeps resulted in us getting tired pretty quickly. We decided to make the trip back to Caitlin's to watch some Sherlock and get an early night.
Goal: See everything in the museum
Status: After 5 levels and many hours, we briefly looked at the last ...
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 ...
... and Nabana no Sato. My mom is getting weaker these days and I was worried that she might not be able to walk up from the car park to the main house of worship, but she managed to complete the pilgrimage. Because we don't know whether we can do this again together in the future, we were very happy with the successful pilgrimage. Then we explored in Oharai-machi and Okage-yokocho. We tasted Akafuku rice cake, Matsusaka beef skewer, and sweet ...
... a short train ride from Toba). The
town looked like it was used to cater for tourists but everything was empty at
this time of year. We visited the Okitama shrine from which there is a good
view on Meoto Iwa, the “wedded rocks”. The rocks represent husband and wife and are linked by a rope (shimenawa rope). At certain time of years, Mount Fuji can
even be seen between the rocks. This was not the case for us as it ...