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... the bathroom, the lights turn themselves on and the loo lid automatically lifts up, you then have a control panel to lift / drop the seat, a spray to wash yourself with and a blow dry button for your little bum. Then, to top it all off, you flush the loo and a tap automatically starts pumping water into a stink above the cistern so you can wash your hands. Brilliant!
Once our toilet fascination had subsided, we took to the streets of southern Higashiyama to visit Kiyomizu-Dera, ...
... stuff animal purses that everyone seemed to be carrying. We thought it would be an authentic reminder of our time there. We came back around dinner time, and after getting some dinner, I passed out from a fun yet exhausting day.
I am currently packing up my suit case to get ready to leave for the airport in less than 3 hours. It is safe to say that I am extremely sad to be leaving Japan. Exploring Japan has been such a great experience, I have learned ...
On the way out of the museum, we were intrigued by the TV cameras and many people with cameras focussing on an old tree. We were told by a young man that this tree was considered to be the one that heralded the start of Spring. There were a few emerging blossoms - but many of the other trees were much more advanced. However, this tree was "THE" one that counted. It had quite a few wooded stakes keeping it upright, as well as bandages around the trunk.
... the most was the small ground floor joints where there was a machine outside to take your money and give you a ticket. This removes the language barrier to some extent as there is a a picture of what you are ordering. Although always more buttons than pictures. I had the most fun just pressing one at the price I wanted to pay, giving my ticket to the waitress and seeing what landed on my table. Invariably it was a bowl of noodles in a miso style broth and it was massive and ...
... in the building. We walked off our food (Dan stopped for an ice cream) and explored the building before heading back to our hostel.
I only wish we did not have to spend so much time on transit, but I guess that's the price you pay when staying in a more affordable residential area.
Tomorrow is Dan's last day, so we plan to explore as much as we can together before he heads back to Canada.
-- Ryan L.