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... to get to know people in Japan due to language barriers, our Japanese is very limited. Not much English is spoken here. I really want to learn more, I'm trying to keep adding words and phrases to my memory and pay close attention to common things said around me. Learning more all the time. I try to say the things I do know often to perfect them. I would love to be able to speak it fluently one day, you never know!
Tomorrow is Cat Cafe and Bonsai garden, should be fun ...
... of the hall. Upon taking off our shoes (which I did wrong and got a heated speaking to by a priest) and entering the hall, another priest made us to wait for the tour. Then spoke in all Japanese! He could clearly tell we wouldn't understand, why make us stand there! Oh well hahah The Hall is named because a bright ringing sound can be heard when two pieces of wood are clapped directly under its head due to the acoustics of the hall.
... of the road over the river. Onwards from that was the Toshogu Shrine, one of the most decorated in all of Japan. It was really special to visit it as it was very beautiful. we must of walked around for a couple of hours before leaving and by then there wasn't much time left in nikko so we filled it with a little wander around the old towns back streets and a eating some matcha (green tea) ice cream.
... a bit earlier than planned, so decided to check out the ganman-ga-Fuchi Pools over the other side of town, a sight sacred in Buddhism . With the heavy rain that hit in the afternoon the pools had turned into rapids, which made a dramatic scene with the volcanic rock forcing water off at crazy angles. Afterwards I headed back into Tokyo on the same route. Hopefully I'll be heading to kamakura tomorrow for even more shrines because today obviously wasn't ...
... put a huge smile on our faces for the rest of our day because she was so kind; at the end of the meal she brought us some tiny origami cranes she had made and a set of paper for us to make some ourselves! Such a small act of kindness but it meant the world to us! Now I thought that the crane Koushi showed me how to make was tiny, however when I got it out and compared it with the ones the lady gave us mine looked huge! They must have been very difficult to make ...