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... about treasures - I saw a small bowl of Hagi pottery in an ordinary shop today - it cost approx EUR 4,500... The only disappointing bit of today was my hotel room - and not because it is bad, but because my little guide book that I got from my travel agency called it a "deluxe ryokan" - and well, the rooms of all the ryokans I stayed in were more deluxe than this one. This might also be because this is a Western style room and the ryokans that I stayed in so ...
... with the help of the lovely waitress. It still cost me less then a premiership game - probably a sign of what standard to expect.
Hagi is about the size of St Albans and has as much character. It has an old samurai district which is the absolute reason for my visit. I wandered around a few of the samurai houses that still stand. They're very cool - I want one. As well as this I saw the castle ruins, nad ...
Playing catchup now with this blog, I`m writing this 5 1/2 days after it happened so some of the details are a little hazy/non-existent...
Took the train to Tsuwano - a small town in western Honshu. It has been described as a Little Kyoto so it seemed promising. Despite leaving early in the morning, taking the train from the middle of nowhere to the middle of a different nowhere takes a surprising amount of time and ...
Started a long day in an effort to rest my legs and escape the busy-ness of the cities I've visited. After several transfers, I arrived in a smallish town (~10,000 people) in the middle of the Southwestern end of Honshu. The billing by the local tourist industry is that it's the Kyoto of the San-in region. This is mainly due to the presence of the Taisha Inari shrine (dedicated to a fox god), which has many torii like the Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto. However, you ...
... for its very hot mineral enriched water, and soon got talking to the owner, Yoko, who spoke good English, after having spent many years living in Australia. The water was extremly hot, so hot that we could only spend about 1 minute at a time inside. Afterwards Yoko offered to drop us off at the region`s most famous attraction, an old silver mine. On the way, she gave us a tour of her house, which is the oldest in the town - very traditional Japanese rooms and a ...
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