Last day in Tokyo. Got to see the tallest wooden shrine in Meiji-jingu and biggest garden in all of Tokyo, the busiest street in Shibuya and eat some raw horse, (not kidding and it was pretty good). Not a bad last day.
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Had a great day learning about the sport of Sumo. I didn't realize why they did the clapping, stamping of the feet, salting the ring, etc. but now I do. If you want to know, you'll have to wait until I get home to ask. The day was long because I wanted to be there at 10:30am when the matches started. Who would have known the matches would go until about 6:00pm. That's why the locals don't show up until then.
Boxed lunch : 1000 yen Bottled Water : 400 yen Head Lamp : 1280 yen Bus ticket : 2000 yen Getting to climb Mt. Fuji overnight in pitch black and watch the sunrise at 5:29am with three Japanese, two Americans, two Swedes, and one Australian : priceless
About three hours away from leaving on the bus for Fuji 5th station. I'm a little nervous to climb at night time and also with others. I hope I can keep up with their pace. I don't think I'll regret it but it's nerve racking to do it in pitch black. I still need to go to the mall to get a head lamp...then I'm off! Good luck to myself.
Myth: All that the Japanese is eat is fish and sushi. They have lots of pork, beef and even bacon! Fact: I have met more tourists from France than any other country. Along the line of fact, I love it when A group of six Parisians invite me to supper with them and even buy my meal! Can't wait to go to France now. Great day in Kyoto. Highlights included the Miyajima and the thousands of shrines I saw.