Smile Hotel Otsuseta
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... a wooden floor, specially designed so that it squeaks distinctively when walked upon; they are intended as antiassassination measures Elias and Olivia had great fun bouncing around making it go; I hope no one in the vicinity was shooting for enlightenment that day. Elias also had quite a lot of fun as a stealth ninja; the surroundings were certainly perfect.
The following day, seasoned to a state of grim resolve by our experience with the bus system, ...
... place, room for maybe ten and there were a couple of guests. When I got in along with a threesome of business people I got seated first. When I was well along the way of my meal. I suddenly was offered a glass of wine, by the business people next to me. They started talking to me and asking me the usual questions. I thinker them profoundly for the wine, which went well with my sake. When my wine was gone, suddenly there was more wine and more questions and ...
... street, and a monk at a temple, we seemed to be getting closer, but nothing seemed to look like a museum. When a young woman riding with her baby stopped nearby, she pointed it out, but said she thought it was open only by reservation. (It had a small sign in Japanese, but otherwise looked pretty much like the other houses in this residential area next to the temple grounds. The young mother asked if we wanted her to ask if we could go in, so ...
... 1000 (I’m just guessing here) Tori which are the big orange gates that mark the entrance to a shrine. The entire path up the mountain (it’s always up a mountain) is lined with Tori, it’s really magical.
Next stop was Kiyomizu Temple this was somewhat of a mistake ha I thought there was a big waterfall but no such luck. But we drank from the well there which is said to give wealth, love and happiness…bonus. And we found a ...
... loaded with school kids. One would think this was Disney World. The children are pretty well behaved and are
of all ages from kindergarten through high school age. From early grade school on, the students are
in uniforms. The boys wear dark blazers,
white shirts and ties. Some of the girls
also wear blazers, while others are in sailor suits, complete with ties and
Madeline hats. The students seem to love
the trips but do ...