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... time of year"? Who knows.
The electricity is expensive. Our August electric bill was $600! I know, the kids and I are home mostly all day. But this is even with the bedroom units off and only cooling the living room/kitchen. I am looking forward to living with insulation again someday!
The great thing about Japan in the summer is there are plenty of things to go do and see to keep you busy!
... shaved ice), I did a little archery with my friend Jen's teenager, Chris. (Only 4th grade and up were allowed, and Raelyn decided to be our photographer.) This was $3.10 for 10 arrows. I didn't do very well...I'm going to blame it on the bent arrows.
We wandered to the back of the park where the animals were. We didn't spend any time there because the animals were kind of sad. Goats, sheep, and alpaca in dirt pastures. It was ...
... on their lunch hour, in suits, dresses and heels hiking up a mountain to see a shrine is quite an experience. It is amazing how different our countries are. Japanese people move all the time, even hiking in suits and we complain about having to walk to the fridge!!! It opens your eyes to how lazy we have become. Finally, today was the day that most of the students finally broke. They got to the complaining point of ...
... red gate...
Then we made our way to the big Buddha!
It was such an amazing sight to behold. I am truly honored to have even been standing there today. To have had the opportunity to take cheesy photographs.
In front of the Buddha there is an incense lighting and people had put food offerings in front of the statue.
Afterwards we spent more time in the shops and I tried sweet potato and green tea ice cream. Not too bad tasting as ...
Up and out before 09.00 and into our Ueno morning routine i.e. Andersen's, for pastries, Starbucks (I'm ashamed to say) for coffee and into Ueno Park for breakfast. The weather was a bit overcast but warm enough, so we decided to stick to our plan and visit Kamakura to see the Daibutsu, a large bronze Buddha.
From Ueno station we took the Yamanote Line to Shinagawa and changed there to the Yokosuka Line for Kamakura, about a forty minute journey ...
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