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On Wednesday, we headed back into Kyoto for a couple of hours as we'd booked tickets to see the Miyako Odori – the Spring Geisha dance - at Gion Corner.
This dance is twice yearly event designed for the Maiko – trainee Geisha – to show off the skills they have been learning throughout the year.
We thought we'd splash out and ...
... lived. It was a very beautiful ride up the lift, a beautiful walk up to the castle, and then from the top of the castle was a beautiful view of the city and mountains.
Megan and I went shopping at the local grocery store called "Don Quixote's" and I took some picture of the Japanese foods they sell there... ...
... so nice, quiet, and calm here. The city is in the country side, which makes it all the more appealing to me!
I have noticed that people here a lot more quieter and polite... and I feel like a loud mouth baboon talking and walking down the street!
I get to rent a bike and shop around today! I am looking forward to seeing what the day ...
... of the day was an unexpected surprise. Back at the foot of the mountain we happened upon the Gifu Insect Museum and for a mere 500 yen we spent the rest of the afternoon in mesmerized silence as we wandered from beetle to butterfly, admiring the colors and unique qualities of the collection. Check out some of the pictures, it was really cool and Ken was disappointed when we couldn't get a souvenir (too heavy to carry).
On the ...
... Himeji). and I hoped to also understand more about the military powers that were so influential on the Emperors and even on monasteries. It turns out that Hikone Castle, even though it is well designed to withstand it,was never really under attack. So it became a place the shogun would visit once in while to make sure his armor was still polished.
The Castle was completed in 1622 and ...