Iseshima Royal Hotel
Travel Blogs from Shima
birthday!) and it was time for us to head to Kyoto. Despite our experience of
Japan, we made a beginners’ error of not boarding the right train initially,
getting confused between all the different types of train services (rapid,
super-rapid, etc). At least we were going in the right direction and we met a
very nice Japanese man on the way who was even offering to pay the ticket price
difference for us, incredible!
... of Ise Ebi, which is the main reason why we were going to participate in the matsuri. I saw lots of amazing fish and other sea creatures there, but this part is better explained in pictures.
The most shocking thing I learned though, is that Ise Ebi hatch as almost see-through, very flat, and long-legged creatures. They remain in this state for about 2 months and then in the course of 15 minutes or so fold into the nymph Ise Ebi form, a smaller and see-through ...
We travelled with Sam and Shoma to Shinojima and Himakajima. These are both Islands off the Chita Peninsula south of Nagoya. The islands are apparently famous for their fugu (the famous puffer fish which could kill you if it's not prepared the correct ...
... due to my lack of chopsticks skills.
We did a little shopping. Karen proceeded to freak us out by eating a weird, fried gelatinous block of something that she said was "cuttlefish" flavored. You know the "you could deep fry a bowling ball, and I'd eat it" thing? - Shot to hell.
Long train ride back and Heidi and I booked it to the corner convenience store for dinner: ...
... toge. In both cases, I chose these because they seemed more accessible by public transport. The Matosmoto pass is between Kumano and Odomari JR train stations, while Magose is between Owase and Aiga stations.
Since I’ve been on trains all of the morning, I chose to do the Magose pass and skip the Mastumoto pass, which turned out to be a good idea because the train connections are really few and far between. I dropped off my ...