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... the architecture of Haiseiden Poet's Memorial Hall.
I left Iga with plenty of time to make it to the airport as I'm not one who enjoys rushing. Heading to the airport required catching different trains and somehow I ended up on this single carriage train heading out along the country side. The whole trip I wasn't too sure if I was on the right train but it arrived at the platform at the right time so I just waited the journey time ...
... the night. We had supper then we slept.
When we woke up we had breakfast and I had a couple orange slices and mini sausages and bread and rice. There also was partially cooked egg, fermented beans, fish, and Miso soup and potato patties and they tasted weird.
We left the hotel and went to the Himeji castle. The castle was under renovations and had a huge cover over the whole castle (again I will post pics ...
... will be blessed with enlightenment in their next life. (My niece Mathilda made the crawl through, and even for someone with slender hips and shoulders, it looks like a tight squeeze.)
On the veranda of the hall is a statue of Binzuru, one of the Buddha’s enlightened disciples, represented as an old man seated on a high-backed chair, with white hair and bushy eyebrows(actually a bit creepy looking.) Statues of him, ...
... kids practising street dance routines, I then took in the night lights of Tokyo`s own times square and headed up to the top of the government building for views accross the city. I never really appreciated just how huge or high the city was until this point (population of 40m!) so this definitely deserved a moment to sit down and take in the enormity of the city lights from 45 floors up with a well earned beer!
Today was a day of truly spiritual connection. We boarded a train from Kyoto to Nara. Nara was the first permanent capital of Japan, and was modeled after Xian in China. When we arrived in Nara we had to walk through a park that was inhabited by deer. The legend says the deer are the messengers of the Shinto Kami and ...