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... we finished!
Fumito, their son, also came round to chat. He'd just been on holiday to Taiwan and brought us some beautifully fresh and sweet pineapple to try!
We spent most of the afternoon sorting out our accommodation in Tokyo and writing blogs – it was nice to be able to take the time to chill and do nothing without feeling like there was important sightseeing we were missing out on.
Dinner with the Family
... rises to reveal an Onsen, complete with bathers, which turns around with the bathers waving.
We we also caught up with the Botchan train, which are replica steam locomotives, now running at 10km/h serving a route through Central Matsuyama. Originally the IYO Railway Company was established in 1887, and it had the first small sized locomotives in Japan, imported from Germany. It ran between Matsuyama and Mitsubishi for 60 years.
We also visited the ...
... bottom (very long rope), and this was important to withstand any siege.
After all the gates, you finally get to the Main Bailey (big courtyard) which was the last bastion of defence of the castle and it surrounded by 10m high stone walls running 300m from North to South and 180m from west to east. The beautiful concave vertical curved walls are a special feature of these walls.
The 360 degree views from the various levels of the ...
... changed into not-real-money coins and after much discussion with the girl that worked there it transpired they couldn't be changed back into real money, or any other kind of gaming currency and the ones we had were only valid on one game - a fishing game. Oops! - Chatting to the barman about how he used to teach but loves whiskey hence the career change - could this be James in 5 years ...
... in Japan WE LOVED: Getting stopped in the street by 2 ladies wanting to talk to us, who then proceeded to take us on a mini tour of the city (we didn't know how to tell them we were actually on our way back to the hotel!) - apparently Millie looks like Maria Sharapova and James has a kind face (by this point the woman was blatantly flirting with James, even after confirming that he was my ...