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... what had just happened, everyone in the elevator broke out in laugher. I looked at Bon and said, "I would have left you behind too." I kept laughing but Bon didn't find it so funny anymore. We took a little break at a nearby cafe and had some coffee, tea and light snacks. We weren't hungry or thirsty but the warmth was what we were really seeking out. It was much needed. The cafe was run by 3 old ladies who did not speak a squat of English but they were all super ...
... restaurant were so good we had to order more after we finished our meals. But the highlight of the night was not the food it was the decor. Upon entry to the restaurant, you will quickly notice that the walls are completely plastered w/ pin up messages from visitors from all over the world. Msgs were written on scrap pieces of paper, post cards, business cards and even bills of the visitors homeland. Some guests even brought photos or posters of themselves to put up ...
Travel for the day started early--our group meeting in the hotel lobby by 7:40 AM. A couple of train/subway connections and about 3 hours of travel found us at Japan's most famous shrine.
The 1975 James Clavell novel Shogun described Toranaga's rise to Shogunate. The place we visited today called Toshogu Shrine is the shrine dedicated to the real-life ...
... to throw his gloves off when he was flat on his back and had the opponent perched on top of him. Nonetheless the crowd really seemed to enjoy things especially when singing goodbye to any opposing player who was sent off with a penalty. They were all dressed head-to-toe in team paraphernalia but I think that was largely to keep warm- this has to be one of the coldest rinks on the planet and with just a T-shirt and shorts, I was pretty much a ...
... some truly spectacular views.
After that I decided to take a leisurely stroll around the south side of the lake to visit Chuzenji temple, a small temple overlooking the lake. Unfortunately there wasn't much to see and the tour guides only spoke Japanese so I didn't understand much. Also in every part of the temple they showed us, there seemed to be a lucky trinket, which, if you purchased one from the conveniently placed stalls, would bring you good ...
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2-1810-18 Tomoecho, Kiryu | Hotelfrom $58