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... I have washed coins in my pocket and the very best fortune written down. We continued along a hiking trail to the Daibutsu (Great Buddha). The trail goes for 2.5 km up hill and down dale. Lots of steps, some lovely views and despite being a little hot and sticky was very enjoyable (Jess may give a different response...) We found the Daibutsu, a huge statue! It is set in lovely grounds and is clearly a popular place to visit. We stopped and had ...
... close proximity to the sea the temples have been destroyed many times by typhoons, tsunamis etc....but the Buddha never broke. So they didn't bother rebuilding a temple around it so now it just sits outside. This was our favorite stop of the day. After the giant Buddha we walked to the Hasedera Temple, it was 1:30 and therefore the hottest place we visited that day. At this point my shirt was soaked through and it looked like I wet myself from the ...
... raw cabbage with toasted sesame seeds and sesame oil. It was very good. We also had rice and kimche. Kimche is like Asian sour kraut...on fire. It's served cold, but is very spicy. The kids loved all the food, except for that. But I was proud of them for trying it. We all ate with chopsticks, well, the kids tried, but ended up using forks. This place used metal chopsticks which seem more difficult to use.
After lunch ...
... another 300 to buy a carving to leave in the cave. It did amount to a cool atmosphere however, and I certainly felt like I was experiencing something uniquely Japanese.
The temple itself was at the top of another hill, and housed its own fairly formidable Buddha statue as well as a museum. It was all very interesting, and we spent a good half an hour milling around at the top, re-hydrating and burning incense sticks. Bearing in mind that we ...
One distinct thing I recall while peering out the train window was seeing a bin outside one of the train stations and seeing that everyone instead of piling up the rubbish on top of the bins which in turn would cause a mess. The Japanese people put them around the bottom of the bin all standing up. I learned instantly that Japan is the cleanest country I've been to yet. There is barely any rubbish anywhere. You'll be lucky to find a can on the strand.
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