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... by 15 Tokugawa shoguns until restoration of imperial power in 1868. After lunch, three of us and our tour guide caught a 45 minute bus ride to Chuzenji. We had to wind up a mountain to reach this little town and it was here that we visited Kegon waterfall. We took an elevator down so we could get a better view. It definitely isn't anything close to Niagara Falls but it was still nice to see. The water was coming over the falls at a rate of 4 tons ...
... most tight, hair-pin bends imaginable. Luckily our driver was an absolute legend. We were the only two on the bus, and he kept stopping in the middle of the road to let us take photos of monkeys and deer along the way, before getting out at one station to buy us both a bottle of iced green-tea - the best in Japan, according to him.
That night we had a barbecue in the outdoor lounge with the rest of the guests: a couple from ...
... on the American government to thank for that). We had to leave the bullet train at one small town to pick up the regular train on the Nikko line and just missed our next train so we had an hour's wait until the next one. I am so glad we had this wait because here we had one of those travel moments you just have to love.
We were hungry and the station had these tiny little family owned restaurants that seat maybe 5-10 people at a time. ...
... rooms, they didn't just change the sheets.
They straightened our things, and even took loose change and arranged it by
The sense of space and arrangement is very prominat here. I was speaking to
one of the translators and he told me about how everyone had their own
potted plants or small garden because how cramped the city is, and how that
is how they keep a sense of nature.
Today we will be doing a washi workshop and the sumi ...
... much. He often stopped me from overworking as well.
After that we went out to eat at a place that people from Tokyo go to when they are in Kiryu because the noodles there are one of a kind in Japan. The noodles are flat, about 18 in long, and 6 inches across. They were created to reflect the textile industry of Kiryu.
Early to bed last night, to readjust. I was able to get about 8 hours of sleep, so I feel much better.