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... a rush to secure these seats, which gave us a wonderful view of the scenery between Izumo Taisha and Matsue, and most particularly an uninterrupted view of Lake Shinji, as we entered the city of Matsue. A little kindness that we really appreciated as we had no idea the seats were available.
The Ichibata Railway line stops some distance from the main area of Matsue and we hopped on a bus to the JR Railway station, as this is where the main tourist ...
... up a main hall that was 48 meters (about 157 feet) tall, twice the height it is now. Other stories place the height of older versions of the main hall of Izumo Taisha at 96 meters (about 315 feet)! This latter story matches the myth that the shrine was said to have stretched all the way to the heavens. There was a very nice one-tenth scale model displaying what it might have looked like.
We then had a great late lunch with Kento ...
... 50% discount for foreigners - 1150 yen instead of 2300! Of course, again, Fox and Mouse felt much sorrow for the sisters Ito; every other country privileges the local before the foreign - ahh, Japanese hospitality.
After a drive through snow, they arrived in Kurashiki and a delicious dinner ordered from a machine (but brought out by a human).
Discounts abound for the student, the retiree, and the local; however, who has ever received a discount for simply being a foreigner? At the Nima Sand Museum and the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, Fox and Mouse gloried in such hospitality (while also feeling sorry for the sisters Ito).
The Sand Museum was a bit interesting, but surely more for those with Japanese literacy. Fox really enjoyed the sand bookmark craft at the end.
... house overlooking a beautiful garden - felt like we were back in time in the old, traditional Japan.
After catching japanese birds on the camera we stopped at one of Matsue's sweet / souvenir shops - where every item looked so unfamiliar, we have never felt so strange in the sweet shop before!
We have obviously bought few items including tea made of a cherry blossom!
Slightly wet from all the rain we have gone back to the ...