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... a hill behind a large building belonging to a real estate firm. The rock is surrounded by well maintained gardens and is the spot where four centuries ago the Japanese killed many of the Christian missionaries who were proselytising the people of Edo. Crucifixion, burning at the stake, hurling into volcanoes and hanging by the feet until dead, were the more popular methods at the time. I had only a passing familiarity with the tale of the 47 Ronin, but Lilly was great at ...
... and it was fascinating to see how little remains as the entire mansion was mostly made of wood and paper and burnt hundreds of years ago. Still standing is a watch tower on the moat, as well as a serene garden inside, but all of the other areas are now common grass areas that are beautifully manicured and open to the public. Just one more interesting fact from this tour is that the Japanese gardens are created to celebrate the four ...
... on what the problem was. Then 10 minutes later deciding they were ok and with no explanation just left...
So we finally took off and the flight was just horrible in general. Staff weren't helpful and didn't give us the right immigration form, people were shouting at each other and rude, babies nappies were being changed next to us, there was a constant queue for the toilet and there were no head rest TV's!!! Overall it was a hellish flight and goes down ...
... was next on our list and we ate a casual cafe. I had ramen (again) but with a chicken and vegetable based broth rather than tonkotsu and Barry had kimchi pork. We went in search of a pub or bar but had no luck or just didn't know where to look. It was either restaurants, cafes, or "girls clubs." Sadly we chose an Irish pub where we knew we could find some beer. It was on the second floor though and we entertained ourselves by people watching for a ...
... Edo period of samurai warriors, it was all but destroyed in WW2 and rebuilt in sixties. Too modern for my liking but the rear gardens and castle walls were good. Would be more pretty in spring or Autumn though, bland in winter. After the tour I walked past the crown Prince palace which was much more fitting for an Emperor and then walked to Harajuku which is quite a distance but easy to get around on foot. I looked forward to Harajuku but it was a let down. ...
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