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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!
... are said to be passed down from Amaterasu Kami-sama to the emperor and are not open for public viewing.
After exploring Ise Jingu for a few hours, we piled back into the car and drove to Shima City to have lunch with Taisuke-san's good family friend, Toshimi-san. Shima City is absolutely tiny, Taisuke-san estimated that just five or six thousand people live there. They have one super market that is tiny by American standards (1/8 of the size) and therefore minuscule for ...
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 ...
Karen came to the hotel and brought us breakfast. We, then headed back to her apartment to collect her Koto and go to her last Koto lesson. Talk about dedication. We traveled quite a way by train (past Fushimi) and then walked a good distance with this 6 foot long tree trunk. We got to met her Koto sensei and her sensei's husband (who Karen said she'd never seen before!). They treated us ...
... of being the home of the highest waterfall in Japan.
The hiking routes as you can imagine have been more or less obliterated by roads, as no one would aim to hike for several weeks to a shrine when you could easily drive up in a few hours. However, a few original segments remain, with the uneven stones through the hills. On my list were two hikes—a shorter, hour long one of the Mastumoto pass (Mastumoto-toge) and the 3 hours ...