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... replica. Heaps of fun! Some of us are creatively challenged, while others found their calling. I did alright..
Our luggage forwarded to Tokyo that morning, we carry heavy backpacks around the island, enough gear in them to last us this short stay. Note to future travellers...take a locker on the island or check in to your hotel before your sightseeing begins! We lugged our gear around for 6 hours! Bear, I needed that good backpack!
The iconic symbol of ...
... it's floating on water. Unfortunately when I got there it was medium tide (going towards low) so I only managed to see a floating tori gate. I did however get to walk through it. There are lots of other shrines and temples on the island to visit, most notable was the Daisho-in. The temple had all you regular temple stuff (Buddhas, prayer wheels, candles etc) but it also had lots of mini statues of Japanese cartoon characters. I have no idea why, just check out the ...
... crossed the river we heard opera floating across on the wind. On the riverbank a soprano was singing an aria from La Boheme. A small group stood and listened and we lingered to enjoy the performance. We walked on to the children's memorial. This was a place that Maggie knew about because it is a story about Sadako and the thousand cranes. We were privileged to see a group of school children singing a song and offering some cranes that they had made. Maggie had also made some ...
... Also visited Mazda factory. Was good Today we went to an island and looked around, then went to a premier league volleyball game. It was great and we had a heap of fun. It's sat night here now and the city is buzzing! It really is amazing - so many people! Have just had a great dinner and now heading home. Off to Tokyo tomorrow on train again. Hope all is good at home. Love, ...
... that part of the war and visit Nagasaki.
Maybe next time. To liven up the rest of our day, we took the JR
rail and ferry for a quick trip over to Miyajima Island to see the
famous floating torii. It was cool, with deers everywhere, and the torii would
have been better in high tide. Steph tried some maple-shaped cakes
filled with chocolate custard and jord had an unsatisfying pork
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