Yado Hanaya Tokubei
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... precepts of a good life. The ceremony was held inside a very dark room only lit with a few candles, we chanted and recited the precepts in Japanese, sometimes repeating the same verse dozen of time and doing so. We lost track of time in that room, repeating everything over and over and it did create a sort of induced trance.. after that the Virtuous master gave us the Buddist precepts of a good life, without suffering, I include them at the bottom of ...
... an area called Arashiyama.
Arashiyama held a stunning bamboo forest where endless rows row of bamboo trees stretched up to great heights. After wandering through the forest, we headed down to the river to enjoy the beautiful weather and fresh country air. Our kids were all very excited to greet fellow travelers as they floated downriver in canoes and other water craft. After the break, we ...
... too tall for Japan, David was destined to hit his head on every low doorway. Dave's love of Shinkansen (bullet trains) had him quickly rise to become the Train Master.
Paul (Me): Along for the ride and cultural experience, being the only person with a camera, I was the Photo Master, responsible for documenting our trip through the lens of my Lumix TZ40.
Don't Feed the Deer
Thanks to the added comfort of two pillows I was able to get a ...
... gates that created a double tunnel. Those seemed to be the big attraction and where the main crowds were. Companies, families, organizations, and individuals could buy these gates and have their name inscribed on them for good luck, and for showing off of course. A sign said that the largest gates cost a few million yen while the smallest were still in the tens of thousands.
We continued up for another 15 minutes to the halfway point where ...
... we tried said a stupid price so we went to another bus company which was into the other side of the train station. I didn't have a clue just how big this station was. It was massive.
We walked for 15 minutes before we eventually arrived at the bus terminal. Luckily they had tickets but they had sold out of the cheap ones. I didn't care at this point, I just wanted to go to Tokyo that evening.
After finally getting my ticket we got on the train which took us to ...