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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Himeji Castle and Gardens

We take the train to Himeji without our Japanese speaking tour guides Hayley and Chiaki. Despite their misgivings, we manage to arrive at our destination with minimal detours. Our plan is to spend the day the touring Himeji castle and gardens. Along the way, I take the opportunity to explore Japanese snack food.

Rice crackers with dried fish.
Scenes from the day:
Sculpture at the Himeji train station.
In the Himeji Castle Gardens:





An egret poaches a fish from the koi pond.





In the Teahouse for a traditional tea ceremony (sort of):




Lunch in the garden restaurant:




The castle:



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