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... under the blossoms by the river.
Before the tea ceremony, we were asked to wait in a room with some souvenir stalls (clever ploy), though we were distracted by the beautiful sculpted gardens just outside. When they were ready, we filed in to the tea-ceremony room with about 60 other guests.
A note on this – the tea ceremony was interesting, and the Geiko (proper term for ...
... Yokokawa. The cable car ascent and descent is one of the steepest that I have been on.
We seemed to be climbing more steps, each set higher than the next. Owen was actually surprised that most of us were enthusiastic enough to want to see the whole complex as it involved a lot of uphill walking.
We had a look at Lake ...
... his yummy guacamole!
Today, Megan and I went to conveyor belt sushi, "Kaiten zushi" it was so yummy!
Afterwords we went to Starbucks and chill-axed there for a bit ... Nick came and hung out with us also... after Starbucks, Megan and I had subway "ebi avocado" sandwich. Ebi = shrimp/prawns .. it was yummy
... so nice, quiet, and calm here. The city is in the country side, which makes it all the more appealing to me!
I have noticed that people here a lot more quieter and polite... and I feel like a loud mouth baboon talking and walking down the street!
I get to rent a bike and shop around today! I am looking forward to seeing what the day ...
... of the day was an unexpected surprise. Back at the foot of the mountain we happened upon the Gifu Insect Museum and for a mere 500 yen we spent the rest of the afternoon in mesmerized silence as we wandered from beetle to butterfly, admiring the colors and unique qualities of the collection. Check out some of the pictures, it was really cool and Ken was disappointed when we couldn't get a souvenir (too heavy to carry).
On the ...