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... were listed on the ships points of interest.
Tom would wait outside while I made a quick spin through a store,
when I came out, he was talking with two men, one about our age and
one younger, they were local Baptist Pastors. The older man had
worked at Anderson AFB as a comptroller and had retires a few years
ago. They offered to take us to see the Naval communications
station, and several other places Tom remembered. With no further
... The castle is a huge wooden structure built from Japanese Cedar and Plum wood and is lavishly decorated with artwork by Kano. It is just as you expect a Japanese "royal" residence to look – simply furnished with elaborate art work and sliding wall screens.
Our second visit was to Kinkaku known as the Golden Palace which is a Buddhist Hall built on three levels and richly decorated in gold leaf. It was used as a Buddhist temple and also used by the Emperor ...
... where I could at least understand what kind of food was served. In particular, this restaurant served the kind of food that I wanted to try in Osaka...Osaka style okonomiyaki (pancake - completely different from Hiroshima style okonomiyaki) and Takoyaki (octopus balls). The okonomiyaki was really tasty but it takes ages to cook, which isn't great if you're really hungry and have to wait 30 mins for your dinner. The Takoyaki on the other hand, I ...
... a protected species. They wander around freely among the visitors touting for food.Pestering the visitors would be a better description.
From there we went on to visit a Shinto Temple , called the Kasuga Taisha Shrine.Originally constructed in 768 AD , it has apparently been re-built 50 times.A series of steps lined with 2000 stone lanterns had to be climbed before passing through the Torii Gate into the shrine itself.
After having lunch in a very nice ...
... of them waddled closer with a look of mild interest. I offered it my hand with the intention of poking the thing, but it had a different idea about human hands and nibbled on it a little. When the hand turned out to be inedible to the penguin, it turned around to walk away, so I managed to poke its stubby tail.
The food at the banquet was rather underwhelming. Most of ...