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... of daily rituals has been eye opening and at times challenged our patience, such as the strict time constrains around meals and bed making. The strict conformity to society's rules and regulations are on show everyday, at the traffic lights for example, and it has been interesting that we quickly conformed as well.
We would return to Japan in a heartbeat - it is a feast for the senses.
... avoid any group tours.
The cultural site was packed as autumn is one of the peak times to visit. Weather was coolish, misty mountain air and very cloudy, but no rain. The number of people there was unbelievable by Aussie standards and the tour was quite rushed. You learn a lot more with a guide but you also get little quality time to take in all the sights.
The visit was followed by a traditional lunch. We ...
... Ieyesu, the first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate period in Japan. Climbing many stairs and following stone and cedar-lined pathways, we made our way to the tomb. As at Kegon Falls, many middle-schoolers shared our the way. I was delighted as Will greeted them with his version of hello "Nee Chee Wa". After the tomb, we took off our shoes and entered the main shrine. This may not have been the best idea as Will got really excited in there. I spent more time controlling him ...
Today I took a train up to the mountains north of Tokyo to a touristy town called Nikko. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage site. I left a bit too late in the day to see everything I wanted to, but visited a shrine from the 1600's of shogun Tokugawa ...
... t find what we were looking for. So back to the hotel, getting a bath to rest our tired bodies and feet, to get ready for the evening: diner at Ginza Kojyu: a three star Michelin restaurant where they serve an exceptional kaiseki meal. Kaiseki is sort of the Japanese haute-cuisine. There's a lot going on: different courses being prepared in different ways (one course cooked, one fried etc.), everything has to be in balance, in tune with ...