Resort Hotel Shima Saichoraku
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We were to meet at the train station at 9.15am. Joseph had already left after breakfast to take more photos there. I left the room just before 9am but it took the lift over 7 minutes to come. This is the downside of this hotel. Christoph and Assumpta were in the lift and we walked to the station together. We were the last to arrive even though it was spot on 9.15am.
We caught the train to Iseshi and transferred to another train to Toba ...
birthday!) and it was time for us to head to Kyoto. Despite our experience of
Japan, we made a beginners’ error of not boarding the right train initially,
getting confused between all the different types of train services (rapid,
super-rapid, etc). At least we were going in the right direction and we met a
very nice Japanese man on the way who was even offering to pay the ticket price
difference for us, incredible!
... are said to be passed down from Amaterasu Kami-sama to the emperor and are not open for public viewing.
After exploring Ise Jingu for a few hours, we piled back into the car and drove to Shima City to have lunch with Taisuke-san's good family friend, Toshimi-san. Shima City is absolutely tiny, Taisuke-san estimated that just five or six thousand people live there. They have one super market that is tiny by American standards (1/8 of the size) and therefore minuscule for ...
... octopus. The towns were made up of typical Japanese prefab buildings with narrow walk ways. We hired bikes in Shinojima and circumnavigated the island, which involved some fun off-road time. We had lunch in a small Japanese pub with some locally caught ...
... rain and it did! Rain is good and good things come from rain. Those silly Shintos!
After, we ate in a little traditional Japanese restaurant. I mistakenly ordered a curry dish. It wasn't the good curry (think Lipton's Chicken Noodle soup) so Heidi ate my dish and I ate hers. I embarrassed Karen by mixing the noodles with the rice. I embarrassed myself by giving myself a ...