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We had our own provate house keeper..who helped ans provided us with anything that we need. Lisa was her name. Very impress with thos hotel!9
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... procure a piece of seasonal Sakura Chiffon Cake (pink, of course!). After this, things started to get challenging.
We knew Kyoto would be pretty busy because Andrew had a hard time finding a hotel room. Also because it was a weekend. Also because it's sakura season. We neglected, however, to factor in the dumping rain and very limited Sunday bus service. These elements collided today on a 50-min, disgustingly, ...
... and Catherine doing calligraphy, and again the guide for Catherine and me learning the art of the tea ceremony and the significance of the kimono. In truth, it was a dress up tea party in formal Japanese style. And what fun! I felt like a little girl getting gussied up in my mother's 50's style dresses with hoop skirts, only this time, it was a Japanese kimono with about 50 different wraps, belts, and bands that bind you in. Catherine was dressed first, and ...
Jeff apparently found Kansai airport even more bewildering than me, buying a railcard that was different to mine. This was perhaps a very clever move on his part, as travelling by himself meant he could read his book without being disturbed by the relentless comings and goings of my mind. I am yet to have learnt the art of having secret thoughts. For our day trip to Kyoto, we decided to meet at exit one of Kyoto Subway. This turned out to be a ridiculous ...
... Onsen thrown in for good measure. We brought (among other gifts) marshmallows which we roasted over an open fire. A first time for many of our new friends. That sticky bag of sweet goo (sticky because it had survived in our luggage from Kelowna to Japan via Kathmandu and Bhutan!) was what we had for dessert after roasting hot dogs (yep more hot dogs). Sota wanted to cook them the way he learned at day camp so he was in charge. You put your hot dog inside ...
... from the Nijo Castle which we then visited. A huge affair built in 1603 for a very important shogun. All the interior walls are decorated with lavish paintings on gold leaf, sadly no photography was allowed, but maybe the picture of a picture in the free guide pamphlet might give an idea. Once we had wound our way around the shogun's house, we were led around the gardens. By now it was 4 o'clock and it ...