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... and so spoke some English. They were visiting the husband's family in Teshima. We saw them later as we waited for the bus and they were boarding the ferry to return to their home. An American couple who had hired the island's only taxi, asked us how we had managed to get around all the museums, it was nice to say "through the generosity of locals".
We have at times struggled with the local cuisine and the lack of variety in each prefecture. The formality ...
... avoid any group tours.
The cultural site was packed as autumn is one of the peak times to visit. Weather was coolish, misty mountain air and very cloudy, but no rain. The number of people there was unbelievable by Aussie standards and the tour was quite rushed. You learn a lot more with a guide but you also get little quality time to take in all the sights.
The visit was followed by a traditional lunch. We ...
Despite being 3:45 am, Will's sleepy eyes snapped to attention when he saw the MWR bus. Dai, our driver, enthusiastically waved hello. They'd become buddies on our last tour. I wearily installed the car seat and wondered if I was crazy attempting this long day with Will by myself. However, I heard Nikko was a "must-see" especially with the autumn foliage. "Never say kekko (magnificent) until you see Nicco," our tour guide told us as we began the four hour journey. Luckily Will fell ...
... to what you get in Vancouver Japanese restaurants but the quality was outstanding. Amy was right when she said that tempura in Japan is far superior to what you get in Vancouver which is usually heavy, thick, oily batter on your prawn and vegetables. This was light, crisp and not oily at all. And the tempura prawns were the best I've ever had. I don't know what kind of prawn it was but it almost tasted like lobster. I've got to come back here with Amy and Wesley too. What a ...
... Japanese tradition of presentable packaging/wrapping.
I've contacted Rob again, the Canadian in Tochigi (about 20 km away) who moved here from Toronto with his Japanese wife and kids to hook up for a ride tomorrow. We've got our fingers crossed that the weather will be dry.
Already, I'm missing the riding in Iiyama when you start in the countryside right outside the door of the inn. Here in Ashikaga, on ...
Other places to stay in Kiryu
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2-1810-18 Tomoecho, Kiryu | Hotelfrom $70
2-1810-40 Tomoecho, Kiryu | Hotelfrom $58
7-17 Suehirocho, Kiryu | Hotelfrom $41
4-14 Eirakucho, Kiryu | Hotelfrom $90