Japan March 21-30, 2008
Kurashiki Takayama Kyoto Osaka airport Tokyo Gora
The combined effects of jetlag and squeezing all 5 of us into the small Tokyo taxis
$260 mango $367 box of cherries 2 $210 for 2 melons
Amazing, high tech Toto toilets keep the bottoms nice and clean. This one’s a public toilet to boot!
Beer vendor with beer barrel on her back. Strange this hasn’t been imported to US yet
First stop- Gora Kadan Ryokan (country inn). Wearing our Yukata’s, as instructed, left over right.
Enjoying an evening soak in the Onsen (hot springs). Mark called this “the naked place”
Sir Edmund Hillary stayed in this very room. Not sure how many courses he got through.
Kyoto: Sanjusan (33) temple: longest wooden structure in the world housing 1001 identical, lifesize statues of god of mercy