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... a platform offering panoramic (is there any other kind?) views of the city.
The Botanical Gardens back in town are very pretty and certainly worth an hour of your time for a taste of stunning Japanese horticultural craftmanship. Finally, Moerenuma Park, although it takes some finding, is very scenic and home to a futuristic glass dome and other intereting outdoor sculptures as well as being very picturesque in its own right.
Day two I thought I'd risk one ...
... I imagine myself in crisis performing heroically, helping people out of burning buildings, returning to help others and perhaps catching someone who jumps out of a third floor window, but dang it, there it was in real time - complete panic. I wish that I could tell you that was the first time I had reacted in such a manner, but that would not be true. I reacted in almost ...
An hour and a half to Nagano station, followed by sorting out our JR rail passes - 7 days on most trains in the country - allowed us onto a normal train at 12 that took 3 hrs from Nagano to Nagoya. I used a GPS app on my phone, and the fastest this train went was 120 km/hr. It was a very picturesque trip mainly through mountains the whole way. We had 9 mins at Nagoya to get off the ...
... on the train, I need to stay in the same place for a few nights!
We arrive in Hiroshima and try and look for a taxi rank, but can't find one, I ask a policeman and he asks me if I'm rich! and tells us taxis are expensive, take the street car! He proceeds to give us very detailed instructions and asks us if we are on our honeymoon and if I'm a good wife and if Mark is a good husband, this makes us both chuckle!! Maybe ...
... you can see the famous mountain) and then on the horizon it was spotted :)))) I am now officially the 2nd "Thorne" to see Mount Fuji (dad it looked great!) I can imagine on a perfect sunny day that it would look as good as it does on my postcard. We are now safely back in Tokyo. All being well we will go to an onsen tomorrow and we are all booked for dinner at a Prison restaurant to end our last night in Japan :) Have a great weekend everyone, my friday night has just begun ...
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