Temples, castles and craziness... Japan style
Trip Start Aug 11, 2009
143Trip End Sep 30, 2010
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I am on my way to either enlightenment of longevity (depending on who is telling the story) after squeezing through a buddha-nostril-sized hole in one of the temple pillars (so much for load bearing pillars?)
In completely the opposite direction, we also visited Himeji - main attraction the oldest castle in Japan. Our highlight was our first ride on a Shinkansen (Japanese bullet train)... 100km including 2 stops takes a cool 29 minutes.
Meeting up with Mario, we also have a day at Universal Studios Japan, well it wouldn´t be a trip to Japan without a theme park right? So we find ourselves in fake America land amidst a horde of uniformed school trips. Admittedly the rides are a lot of fun, although when we get (repeatedly) soaked with water I´m wondering who is having more fun out of the staff or the paying customers.