Hotel New Otani Kumamoto
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... Canal City before walking back to our hotel. We were pretty exhausted after a day of walking and shopping so we relaxed for a couple of hours before heading out for dinner. We didn't want to go very far, nor have too large a meal so we found the perfect place right across the street from our hotel - a place called Sukiya where they served simple one bowl meals called gyu-don, beef or pork cooked with vegetables served on top of rice. John had a delicious curry ...
... for over an hour. Our bottoms were pretty sore from sitting on the wooden seats by the time we disembarked. We arrived in a quaint village and we walked to a restaurant that Haruyo had reserved for us. The specialty of the area is grilled eel - kabayaki. It is served on top of rice flavoured with soy sauce. There was also a soup cooked on individual cookers containing fish, eggs, and vegetables and a few exotic dishes including jelly fish, some kind ...
So after a couple of days it was time to set off for my next stop which was to be Kumamoto which is in Kyushu the southern part of Japan, I had a rough plan forming for the next few days and it started with a day trip to Himeji before the long Shinkansen ride South to see the recently reopened castle which was quite a sight, it only reopened in the last few weeks after extensive repairs and restoration and made for an impressive ...
... screens that have been painted on gold leaf to reconstruct the formal receiving chambers, are works of art in their own right. They were replicated, from historical documents of the time, by artists from Kyoto, and they are amazing. The wall mural depicting tales of the Chinese Imperial Court is beautiful, gleaming with gold leaf and vibrant colours. The ceiling is composed of lacquered squares, each measuring about 90cm, depicting the six flowers pertaining to the ...
... how its kept so clean and organised. At the airport we found our capsule hotel, a cleverly designed row of body sized pods with a duvet, a pillow, a light, a speaker emitting the sound of the sea and a blind to pull down once your in. All you need for a good nights sleep before a 12hr flight home. Somewhat sad to be leaving but so happy to be coming home to see you all. :) :) ...