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... headed west yesterday as we are not in the area where the typhoon is expected, which is more to the east. It is raining heavily here and that will curtail today's activities but by the time we head to Osaka by train tomorrow it should be clear. The news reports that planes have been cancelled in Tokyo and it seems that Tokyo and no doubt other places have more or less stopped for the moment so I'm happy to be on this side of the country.
... and two tours were offered.
We boarded a bus for the Kenrokeun Garden and the Castle Park.
Our guide, Yama, was very funny and informative. She explained that people from Tokyo insult the western side of Japan by saying it is the backside of the island. She said that because this is the side closer to Korea and China, it has more culture.
Rice is very important to the area and ...
... out. Food and Fabric Good foodie day had by all. The market was beautiful, so fresh and clean and literally teaming with seafood......... some of which was totally unrecognisable, and some you could only dream about eating. Every size and variety of crab with prices ranging from $50 to $150 per crab !!!! Even though it was early in the morning I indulged in a ginormous fresh oyster.....I restrained myself, it wasn't the biggest one available, and some fresh sea urchin. ...
... into something sweet.
In Gokayama we visit the largest house of the Gassho-style at 1200 sq. feet. Up until 1910 is was the home of 38 members of an extended family, today there are only 4 adults and 2 children living in the house.
This area of Japan is known for it's unique tofu. It’s thicker and firmer than most other tofu. After we enjoy a wonderful vegetarian lunch that included tofu and tons of unique vegetables from the region, ...
... with the geishas illegal, so there is apparently none of that going on in the ochayas, however it’s not uncommon for the geishas to marry a dona. The geishas are provided room and board, but little salary, so they rely on frequent donas to buy them nice kimonos or other gifts.
Our last stop of the day was to the Omi-cho Market. It’s a market for locals to buy vegetables, fruits and fresh fish right from the Sea of Japan. Although ...