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Travel Blogs from Katashina-mura
... on the American government to thank for that). We had to leave the bullet train at one small town to pick up the regular train on the Nikko line and just missed our next train so we had an hour's wait until the next one. I am so glad we had this wait because here we had one of those travel moments you just have to love.
We were hungry and the station had these tiny little family owned restaurants that seat maybe 5-10 people at a time. ...
This morning Cole and I got up at 5:00 am and walked about a mile to
Tenmongu Shrine this morning. As we walked along the road, the buildings
became older and older as we approached the base of the mountain. The
architecture is very rustic and intricate. The 30 foot walls of the shrine
were covered in relief, and even a 6 inch bird had every single feather
depicted. Detail is very important here. This is also true to everyday
life. When the maids ...
... much. He often stopped me from overworking as well.
After that we went out to eat at a place that people from Tokyo go to when they are in Kiryu because the noodles there are one of a kind in Japan. The noodles are flat, about 18 in long, and 6 inches across. They were created to reflect the textile industry of Kiryu.
Early to bed last night, to readjust. I was able to get about 8 hours of sleep, so I feel much better.
... Japanese (sliding paper doors and silk edged tatami mats) influences. The painted cedar doors were especially beautiful in my opinion. One thing that really surprised us was the billiards room! It seemed so out of place with its green table top and art deco lights next to the paper doors and walls. The villa truly celebrated traditional Japanese craftsmanship. We strolled through the gardens for a little while before heading back ...
... standing next to me and they were curious about me not wearing shoes. That started up a nice conversation about where i was from and what they were doing here. One of the guys introduced himself and i don't know his japanese name anymore but he said it meant 'small mountain' in english. After a while our buses came and we said goodbye. The bus took me to the station and two trains and 2 hours later i was in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
I had booked a capsule hotel near ...