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... shrine. It was a nice shrine with those paper lanterns things which are lit up at night. I went for a walk in the neighbouring park and had one of those 'when nature calls' experiences. ;-) Boy let me tell you, it sucks when you really have to go and you have to buy toiletpaper from a machine and the bloody thing won't accept your 100 yen coins! :-P Luckily it eventually accepted my money and i stepped into a toiletbooth only to discover that it was a Japanese ...
... line and take it a few stops out to Arashiyama. Our JR Passes were no longer valid, so we had to suck it up and pay the 200 yen one-way trip. As we exited the station in Arashiyama we didn't immediately know which way to go to see the sights, but we simply followed the throng of people through the little town and into the countryside.
We were anxious to see the famed Arashiyma Bamboo Grove, so that was first on our list. Walking ...
... finger on such perfection. We continued along the path, passing gifts shops that sold banners with Hello Kitty in a Kimono next to Kinkakuji. Yossy and I paid 100 yen to practice our Japanese calligraphy on a scroll. I wrote down a Japense saying with an ink paintbrush while Yossy patiently waited for me. Writing my name in English was obviously easier but not nearly as cryptic.
If you can't tell, I tend to end up in paradoxical situations. I drove through the ...
... quick breakfast on our way back and I decide I should rethink the strategy for the following day. The day would start around midday instead of the planned 9am for starters!
25th May 2013
I get up at about 1230, get ready, and try to shake my light hangover off. We all know it's not that simple. I then head off to check out the sights. Koyamizu temple comes first (it means fresh water or pure water) and then it's Fushimi Inari temple with its ...
... which was very nice but had very few restaurants nearby with English menus. Our first night out, we opted for an Italian restaurant since we could translate the menu. Our waiter spoke very little English, but we managed to have a nice meal and get use to Japanese portion sizes (we should have ordered 2 meals each). The evening was capped off by a sizeable earthquake (5.8), but nothing to panic about. By morning I had fallen sick with whatever Mike had ...
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