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... They soon wolfed down all our biscuits and luckily they were quite nice to us, thanks to the deer master. After looked around the park, temples and pagodas we headed back into the town. It was a tourist town with lots of little trinket and souvenir shops. We were back on the train now heading back to Osaka to check out and collect our luggage. We were getting straight back off to our next destination. This was another bullet train ride away and our ...
... had some sake and Jill had plum wine and listened to two blokes have a ******* contest at the next table. One was Canadian the other Swiss, both worked in the rail industry one a foreman the other in IT. "I work so many days in a row" "well I have so much responsibility" " I have so many workers to worry about". It was like the Yorkshireman sketch
from Monty Python. Two strangers who have just met in a bar on holiday trying to out do each other. We left ...
... an equivalent of the UK's Premier Inn.
The hotel had a built in Onsen – a hot springs bath – and they liked to give us free stuff.
This included a Yukata – a light cotton kimono to wear around the hotel – and 5 free gifts for ladies (Nat got 15 as we were staying 3 nights) such as pampery bits like face creams, shampoo and relaxing herbal body pads.
... create awareness and a peaceful mindset. Why would such a belief and practice system need to build a bigger Buddha?
Takeo saw it differently, and viewed the size as inspirational and aspirational. In Buddhism we strive to achieve greater and greater awareness and enlightenment. The bigger the Buddha the greater the aspiration.
In many ways the structure that encloses the Nara Buddha is even more impressive than the statue itself. It is ...
... and saw all of the old Geisha Houses some of which have been turned into restaurants. However they maintain the old facades. There are presently 200 Geikos and about 25 Maikos. We saw many women wearing kimonos. You will see more women in kimonos in kyoto than any other Japanese city.
We only walked 4.5 miles so far today, one of our shortest walking days. Normally we are walking about 6 miles a day.