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... and before we knew it we were wondering the streets of gion and visiting Maruyama park - the first of many shrines and temples to come ! This was Just north of the famous gion district. This park is the main place to see cherry blossoms during the cherry blossom season. This place was huge and there was so much to see. Gates , temples and suddenly a big statue . I had forgotten how all the tori gates were red . ...
... into the the modern day.
The contents of the printings preserved at the museum ranged from natural landscapes (both real and imagined) to famous literary and historical figures. The famous Bodhidarma, a Buddhist monk attributed with bringing Sanskrit to China, was featured in a few as were the European settlers who began to arrive in Japan after the commencement of Euro-Japanese trade routes. Women, specifically geishas and prostitutes, also ...
... was equally on par. We whiled away the evening and then after a brief stop at the grocery store for some post dinner sweets, we headed back to the train station and to our beds, too full of food and sightseeing to even wake when the cock crowed at 2:30 in the morning (as was his habit each morning, I think he missed a few lessons in school).
Coming up next, our visit to the Ukiyo-e Museum and a visit to the most amazing eco house ever!
... and filling and the mashed potatoes from garden fresh potatoes were superb. Seta ate until his stomach started to hurt so I guess that is the best compliment I could hope for! Not too bad for a first attempt and it can only get better. It was an enjoyable an relaxing way to end our stay and Ken even had some time to hike around Haruno and take some fun photos. We loved staying with the Uno family and to anyone who wants to try wwoofing out I would highly recommend them!
... rare meats that is acceptable to eat fully uncooked. There are those that also indulge in heavier raw meats (is pate raw?) but although I can eat a nice rare burger, fish is the only thing i care to eat raw. For anyone out there grossed out by the more unique foods you can find abroad don't worry, we didn't get too crazy at dinner the other night although we swapped stories with our hosts about eating bugs and grubs (of which I have eaten the former but ...
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