Toyoko Inn Matsue Ekimae
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... We then had to get to the local train station, the Ichibata Railway Line.
Our train had only two carriages and the local station attendant went up to Arthur 10 minutes before it was due to leave and whispered to him that we should go on the train now, and go to the first carriage. We duly did as he suggested and found that three quarters of the first carriage had seats facing large picture windows. When everyone else was allowed on the station, ...
... up a main hall that was 48 meters (about 157 feet) tall, twice the height it is now. Other stories place the height of older versions of the main hall of Izumo Taisha at 96 meters (about 315 feet)! This latter story matches the myth that the shrine was said to have stretched all the way to the heavens. There was a very nice one-tenth scale model displaying what it might have looked like.
We then had a great late lunch with Kento ...
... 50% discount for foreigners - 1150 yen instead of 2300! Of course, again, Fox and Mouse felt much sorrow for the sisters Ito; every other country privileges the local before the foreign - ahh, Japanese hospitality.
After a drive through snow, they arrived in Kurashiki and a delicious dinner ordered from a machine (but brought out by a human).
Discounts abound for the student, the retiree, and the local; however, who has ever received a discount for simply being a foreigner? At the Nima Sand Museum and the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, Fox and Mouse gloried in such hospitality (while also feeling sorry for the sisters Ito).
The Sand Museum was a bit interesting, but surely more for those with Japanese literacy. Fox really enjoyed the sand bookmark craft at the end.
... z makaronem z gryki do tego zielona herbatka!
Zanim dotarliśmy do hotelu zahaczyliśmy o lokalny sklep ze smakołykami, nigdy jeszcze nie czuliśmy się tak zagubieni patrząc na słodycze - nie wiedzieliśmy co kupujemy i na końcu wybraliśmy słodkiego pieroga z kwitnącą wiśnią jako ozdoba.
Jutro pobudka z rana żeby zobaczyć rybaków przy pracy!