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Another big day. We attended a bunkasai or school festival at Komagome High School. It was so good to mix with the students and staff and we were made to feel so welcome. Unfortunately we couldn’t stay as long as we would have liked as we had to go to Studio Ghibli.
Due to the younger students saying they were so tired, (bad diet and nonsleep catching up on them ’cause they know better than I do!!), we decided to forgo the matsuri or street festival we were going to attend to have an early night to prepare for tomorrow. To say I’m a bit ticked off by this would be an understatement….. Stuck in Tokyo on a Saturday night watching Japanese TV and building a model kit =yay!!
I’m about to run a bath to contain my excitement …..
We went to tsukiji fish markets for lunch. To be honest, it was the best sushi I have ever had. Went for a slightly upmarket restaurant and got to sit in front of the chefs and watch them go at it. It just melted in your mouth. Seriously recommend it if you get the chance and love your sashimi and sushi
Not too much to post today. We woke up very early to go to the Water Pavilion as we missed it on our temple day day due to some ‘behaviour /cooperation issues’. Amazing space and always so amazing to visit.
Bullet train to Tokyo and then check in to Edoya Hotel. Couple of hours to relax and settle in and then we went for a walk through Akihabara looking for the mythical Mosburger!!! Also discovered the local mr donut…….I ate well!!
Okey dokey, a very quick recap of the day as we have a very early start tomorrow. Today was our Nara visit day. Whilst many would consider Kyoto as old Japan, Nara to me is old Japan. We visited one of the cities oldest streets to walk up to one of the main temples. On our way, we saw one of Nara’s best known institutions in action. Mochi making is something that is ‘known’ as a Nara thing and we got to see (and taste) the best!!
After visiting the temple, we decided to go back street hiking as the back streets of Nara are amazing. We then backtracked to the main street to head up to the deer park to see the sacred deer.
The kids picked up dinner at a local supermarket (to ensure they eat!) and trained back to Kyoto.
Early start tomorrow as we are visiting the Water Pavilion at 6:30 am to get this trip in before we leave for Tokyo at 9:30!!
Kids were good today. Some are looking tired but I think the message about eating and drinking is getting through