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... the train moves off etc etc. You find yourself reciprocating to a degree.
We came across so many lovely people and spoke to many people in our travels. Unfortunately, communication is an issue as not many people we came across spoke much English and our Japanese is woeful so we were unable to get any direct insight into ...
... about the order in which to eat the dishes but got by okay. It was an impressive array including hot pot and noodle dishes, lots of little bite size morsels whose origins we were unsure of, tofu skin (yuk) and lots of O-Cha (green tea).
Then onto the old Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa. Traditional construction of wood and rice paper walls. The current emperor lived there as a child when he was evacuated from Tokyo ...
... World Heritage site. We were just in time to watch the ringing of a large gong along the grand boulevard. We walked through the the largest stone Torii gate in Japan. Goju-no-To, a five story Buddhist pagoda, towered in between majestic trees. Our tour guide explained that one of the reasons Tosho-gu is so special is that it contains both Shinto and Buddhist elements. In addition, Tosho-gu was constructed in 1636 by 4.5 million artists and craftsmen at a price tag of $333 million ...
... never know what will turn up. That's how I discovered the Buddhist Temple and the Kanoe Inn among other things.
I stayed in my room after breakfast and checked emails and caught up on news. As time passed, the rain stopped and I could see the clouds getting lighter. The roads began to dry up. The sun even peeked out on occasion. I was itching to go for one last ride and plotted a course for my Garmin. The destination was a reservoir lake/nature reserve that I had ...
... Japanese tradition of presentable packaging/wrapping.
I've contacted Rob again, the Canadian in Tochigi (about 20 km away) who moved here from Toronto with his Japanese wife and kids to hook up for a ride tomorrow. We've got our fingers crossed that the weather will be dry.
Already, I'm missing the riding in Iiyama when you start in the countryside right outside the door of the inn. Here in Ashikaga, on ...
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