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On our way to America we had an 11 hour stop over in Japan. The boys and I thought we'd get a visa for the day and go for a look around Japan. The speed train took us directly to the city from Narito airport which was roughly an hour away. The train ride was a bit expensive setting us back about $100 AUS each but very much worth the experience, not many people can say they have experienced sushi in ...
... it wasn't bad!); and people's hospitality and availability, even when they are not able to say a single word in English. And last but not least, we are immensely grateful to our hosts for taking such good care of us!
If you're interested in what we have been doing, you can find the webpage we have been contributing to here, including our review.
... town with many tourists, who come especially for the delicious chestnuts and sweets made of chestnuts.
Today we went to a mountain area nearby to visit a waterfall and see (along with many other buses of Japanese tourists) the koyo, the wonderful shades of yellows, oranges, and reds that the trees have right now! The colours are so strong and varied that it is a really beautiful sight.
... host, who took us to a wonderful and peaceful place 700 meters high in the mountains: what a view!!
After a nice breakfast with homemade orange marmalade, we got to work: we started to paint the yellow building you can see in the pictures. It was so nice to be out and active on such a beautiful day within such a beautiful environment!
Then we had ...
... route back, again at super-slow speeds. Miraculously we found our way back to the hotel without argument or incident.
Once back, we headed to an Italian just around the corner. It turned out to be more of a cafeteria than a restaurant, but still we ate spaghetti Genovese with an avocado salad and were grateful! Kevin spotted an unusual urinal, that seemed to have handles for drunken Salarimen. (Mostlikely it was the disabled.)
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