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... again officials with signs and roped off areas directing you where to go. We made it back to Ise and our guesthouse at 6.40. Long day. First thing showers then I went out to source food for boys. They didn't want to go out again. Fun. Later Ed and I went out for dinner. Turns out most kitchens closing. We ended up at a place called Queens Diner which sounds awful except that no one spoke English and it was a blackboard menu with no pictures. We managed to order ...
... angels. Arrived in Ise and raining. Found our guesthouse ie back packers. Ed and I later went to the Jingu temple. Really peaceful and huge. Then dinner of homemade udon noodles in a tiny "restaurant". Yummy. We are getting better at slurping. Then to a jazz festival where we met an animator on South Park for 9 years who is now in charge of the tourist bureau in Ise. Tomorrow Suzuka and more train ...
... car which had seats around a table. We were in the front carriage and could see the driver and straight out to the tracks through the large glass windows. If only we had trains like this in Australia!
Apparently Takako asked her friend to book the seats a month ago. The seats came on sale at 10am and were sold out by 10.02am. However, there were still quite a few empty seats where we were. They were similar to the seats at the Gran ...
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!
... sample), and ate ice cream from a locally run convenience store. As we walked, it became blatantly obvious that this town does not get very many foreigners. Many people looked right at me and said, in Japanese of course, "What? She has blonde hair?!" and the kids just stared.
We hung out at Toshimi-san's until around 7pm, then we went out to see the festival parade. But, by the time we got there, it had not started yet, so we went to look at the festival food ...