Hotel Alpha 1 Yonago
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... the city, as it was when it was built by the daimyo, Horio Yoshiharu in 1611. The castle is given the alternate name "Plover Castle" because of the winged shape of the roofing style.
The Watchtower offers a lookout in all directions, and is designed for warfare, with a lookout floor, wooden panelling, arrow and gun holes, stone dropping holes, among other defensive elements. The outlets from which large stones or boiling water was inflicted on ...
... up a main hall that was 48 meters (about 157 feet) tall, twice the height it is now. Other stories place the height of older versions of the main hall of Izumo Taisha at 96 meters (about 315 feet)! This latter story matches the myth that the shrine was said to have stretched all the way to the heavens. There was a very nice one-tenth scale model displaying what it might have looked like.
We then had a great late lunch with Kento ...
... 50% discount for foreigners - 1150 yen instead of 2300! Of course, again, Fox and Mouse felt much sorrow for the sisters Ito; every other country privileges the local before the foreign - ahh, Japanese hospitality.
After a drive through snow, they arrived in Kurashiki and a delicious dinner ordered from a machine (but brought out by a human).
... care of the surroundings (e.g. reforestation) while also making a profit . The travelers walked a couple of miles from the parking lot to the mine shaft, hearing monkeys cawing along the way.
The next day they went to Izumo-Taisha, one of the oldest and most important Shinto shrines.
The problem for Fox was that she never had a keen interest in Japanese history and culture, and while this trip kindled some embers of ...
Early start of the day, wake up call at 6am! It was pretty good to book train tickets the day before, otherwise we would be struggling with time!
Shinkansen to Okyama then JR Express train to Matsue - total travelling time just over 4 hours.
Despite the rainy weather we took of to explore the fishing town of Matsue, known as the water city - it lays between the sea of Japan and two lakes.
We have visited Matsue-jo, the original ...