Hotel Ekono Taki
Travel Blogs from Taki-cho
... 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 ...
... br> very hard. At least it enabled us to test all our waterproof gear for the rest
of the trip!
After lunch, we went back to Toba to visit the Mikimoto Pearl Museum. We
didn’t learn anything new compared to what we saw in French Polynesia during
our honeymoon but the museum had quite a few examples of pearls and creations
made during Mikimoto’s history (very famous brand in Japan and all over the
... opportunity but six weeks with my family, that's a sure thing. Yeah, I could have gone home right then and not regretted it. The surest way to guarantee that you miss out on the best experiences that life has to offer is to spend all of your time chasing opportunities for bigger and better experiences. Well, obviously I'm still here. I have work to do. And besides, who would man the exit row if I went home?
Next stop, Manila.
When the parade started to move we went to watch. It was incredible! At the head of the line was a huge float with a large Ise Ebi model that moved! Behind this float was wagon-type vehicle carrying a large group of traditional Japanese drummers from the high school, from which the festival's music emanated from. And afterwards, a long line of dancers of various ages and skill, from near and far all dancing to the same festival music. Spaced throughout this line was ...