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Slowly finding time to update my blog. Sunday was a slowish day, had a sleep in before heading to a World Culture Day event were I met Yuri, a nice Japanese girl who wanted to practice English with me and asked to be my friend. We've now sent a couple of emails but without Caitlin to translate, the conversation doesn't go far. Afterwards we went and ordered far too much Chinese but had yummy dumplings so it was all good.
Yay, Monday ...
... 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 ...
Woke at 8:30 Packed At 10:15 went for breakfast with rob and Quentin at coco's, downstairs from Hana hostel. Said goodbyes and went to Shinsaebashi to get the subway to shin Osaka. Shinkansen to mt Fuji Took frickin ages. Subway Shinkansen jR JR Waited 40 mins, ate ramen. Bus Arrived at 7pm Deb and I went to an onsen 8-9:30 walked back Hot cocoa ...
I had a great tour guide. Her name was Esther, and she is a Kyoto-based architect and designer, who took me around and showed me some great things. Kyoto is extremely rich in heritage and culture. The emperor used to live here, but relocated to Tokyo ...
With a spare day, we decided to get out of Kyoto and head
into rural Japan. So very glad we did, this was one of the highlights of our
trip. Ohara is a small village about an hour’s bus ride from central Kyoto. It
is home to several pretty temples including Sanzenin with its amazing gardens
and cool jizo statues (small stautes which are a common sight in Japan, that
are the ...
- Free parking