Sunroute Kanku Hotel
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... hostel owner but a lovely monk, who was not in fact trying to scam us at all, but was rather being helpful. (Dad: is this the personal reflection sort of stuff ?) We then spent the entire day wandering around the beautiful town, racking up at least another 10km. Stephen found a hike that took us an hour up a steep hill but was quite nice in the end. The temples on display were hundreds of ...
... dried them on her own back! This place was truly amazing, it really felt like she mother to all travellers who lodged in her guest house.
Lodging in Japan is definitely a different experience to hostelling in Europe. Free amenities are always provided (e.g. soap, shampoo and conditioner) with free towels being quite common as well. Hair dryers have been provided at every place we have stayed and this place even offered free disposable tooth brushes. ...
... by a book store and picked up another travel guide, so all was good again.
After wasting some time in the duty free shops it was time to board the plane. It was pretty pink and purple in there but still felt nice than a Ryanair flight.
It was pretty much the same time as flying from Dublin to Duesseldorf (1:40h) and dismemberment was in Ryanair style over the stairs and into an entirely empty airport building.
Immigration was no problem ...
... Billiken, god of things as they should be, appears glowing in the roof. A screen at the top shows a clock face whizzing forward and you emerge into the light as the elevator heads up before dropping you at the top. The views are good, of course, showing the faded futuristic alleyways of Shinsekai spoking out from the tower. There's another queue, with attendant soundtrack, for a photo, this time with Billiken. It is optional, though, just walk past to head down the stairs ...
... were worth the walk up there. We did not go inside the actual temple as it would be another place where we had to remove our shoes and we couldn't take photos.
Young Japanese girls were dressed with in traditional Kimonos because the retail store owners would give them discounts. I guess they wanted us westerners to feel it was more authentic, but somehow knowing that made it less ...