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... and entertain ourselves with shrines for a while longer. We visited the largest waterfall in Japan but it pales in caparisoned to Costa Rica's so we jumped on an early bus home. After checking out of our hostel we boarded the train for our next destination. However the train randomly stopped in the middle of no where with no explanation. We just jumped on the next one but our tickets were then wrong. The nice train inspector didn't give us a fine or anything he ...
... Japanese snack. We then took a bus back to our ryokan, all feeling a bit damp and cold from the rain, and relaxed the rest of the afternoon in our in-room onsen. We had a kaiseki dinner together in our utakas. Our server was a cute little lady with a sparky personality. She spoke no English and didn't seem to notice we didn't speak Japanese! She continued on talking to us with blank looks on our faces. Except for John, who she seemed to love and ...
... an umeboshi (pickled plum) factory and then went to Shirahama beach. The beach felt like Australia, probably because the sand is imported from there. We spent a few hours there and it was lovely weather. Unfortunately I got really sunburnt but it has gone down now. On Tuesday, it was rainy start to the day and we left at 7.30 in the morning. We ended up walking probably 10-15kms ...
... across the paddy in a vain attempt to corner them and box them up for relocation...and caught none of them (but we had fun giving it the good old college try!).
The other highlight of the week ended up being quite the unusual wwoofing activity. Our host Taisho (captain in Japanese, her husband gave us the nickname and we liked it so it stuck) has been a hotel singer for the past 6 years at a local establishment and has amassed ...
... on in Japanese and I honestly think I could understand him....might be the Grandma in me!
Yumi dropped us off that afternoon at Saki-no-Yu Hot Spring with just a couple of snake towels (the Japanese use towels about 12" wide by 36" long at hot springs) and a promise to pick us up after she got the girls from school...at least that what we think she said?! So....we've just met this woman, we know where she lives but probably couldn't find the ...
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