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Scoopin' up victory in Miyajima

semi-overcast 26 °C

Alison is writing this blog, but for those who are interested i've seen the worlds largest rice scoop, its huge, and the hotel we stayed at gave away free rice scoops to the guests! jealous? in other news, the o-torii is awesome, one of the best sights of japan no doubt.

Ok, i can get started now. Been to Hiroshima and seen memorial peace park and a- bomb dome, and also went in the museum but it was alot of writing so we skipped some of it and went straight to the exhibits e.g melted glass bottles and root tiles - however i found it quite upsetting so we didn't spend too long here. Then we took a day trip to Iwakuni to see a five span wooden bridge called kintai kyo, only one in world of its type. Also whilst there we sdaw the old Samuri quater, castle and treied to watch comarant fishing. - They tie the birds to the boats and collect the fish from them when they resurface. However we didn7t get to see loads of this as there was atv crew there so the started later than supposed to and we had to get back! From her we travelled to Miyajima to see a giant torri - looked great at night all lit up. However was difficult to get food as most tourists left by 6 so ther restaurants closed but we did get eel and oystars. Also climbed mountain and saw wild Monkeys which were cool, some even had cute little babbies! Hope fully got some good pics! Then went to Tswano via a long train journey - in the middle of nowhere- offered to let us camp for free in park but Joe was unsure of this due to the saftey of his transformer, so they then helped us to find a hotel, turned out to be Ryokan where we had Tea ceromony and a private japanees bath. Went to see ruined castle , a shrine with 1000 tori and then also saw a Heron festival but the weather meant that this took place in a sports hall. It was on TV, but we were just out of shot! Today have travelled along coast to Yonago and are staying in a hotel with an onsen complex. This time i can say that i got it right this time, but this one was better than the last (provided soap, towels, robes) as it had outside onsen. Now going to look for food as getting quite hungary then hopefully a nice stroll along beach.

P.S. Currently in one of these funny internet places where you can hire a booth for hours - even sleep here!

Posted by alikatd 17:24 Archived in Japan Tagged backpacking

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Hi,
great to hear from you!began to think you were lost.obviosly done a lot of travelling.Hiroshima is difficult for most people.glad to hear you have conquered the onsen!you will have to take us through a tea ceremony on your return.(Joe was right to protect his transformer,and you of course.
thanks for the postcards .Grandma says thanks also.
speak to you soon
love mum

Hi both,

you will have to explain some of the words, I dont know what these things are, obviously you think I should! Pleased all is well.

Dad

by alikatsdad

Hey Joe and Alison

Sounds like your having a great time out there. Just thought i'd say hi.

Sound like you could scoop up a lot of victory with that rice scoop.

Glad you didn't get hurricaned and will have to meet up soon when your in the UK.

Enjoy the rest of the trip

Nigel

by n1gel

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