Hotel Kintetsu Aquavilla Ise Shima
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... have any soft drinks.
We are off to Hiroshima tomorrow morning. 8.05am at the station. Since breakfast is at 7am and the lifts are a pain in the neck, this does not leave us with much time at all. We have bought some gyoza and will have that in the room instead.
We have heard that there is a typhoon on the way - Typhoon Phanfone. Hopefully, we will miss it. It is due to hit in a few days time. So far, the weather forecast ...
... 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 ...
... sample), and ate ice cream from a locally run convenience store. As we walked, it became blatantly obvious that this town does not get very many foreigners. Many people looked right at me and said, in Japanese of course, "What? She has blonde hair?!" and the kids just stared.
We hung out at Toshimi-san's until around 7pm, then we went out to see the festival parade. But, by the time we got there, it had not started yet, so we went to look at the festival food ...
We travelled with Sam and Shoma to Shinojima and Himakajima. These are both Islands off the Chita Peninsula south of Nagoya. The islands are apparently famous for their fugu (the famous puffer fish which could kill you if it's not prepared the correct ...
... rain and it did! Rain is good and good things come from rain. Those silly Shintos!
After, we ate in a little traditional Japanese restaurant. I mistakenly ordered a curry dish. It wasn't the good curry (think Lipton's Chicken Noodle soup) so Heidi ate my dish and I ate hers. I embarrassed Karen by mixing the noodles with the rice. I embarrassed myself by giving myself a ...