First a message to the folks. I don`t know who was calling you at midnight but it wasn`t me. If it was midnight on saturday it would have been 8am here and I was fast asleep. Not to worry, only got drunk because it was the weekend. Will not be touching a beer until saturday now. On another note, some good news is that I have been offered an interview by Bedfordshire university for a pgce, I think anyway. Keep you eyes peeled for anything from GTTR(graduate teacher training registry) that comes through the post adressed to me. Also my money situation is fine and it should last me until I get home.
With that being said, after a lot of umming and arhhring I decided to head back to thje Jet rock bar. Got some washing done first and took a dip in the onsen on the roof of my hotel which had decent views of the city. The bar was pretty busy and they had a few different djs playing. The japanese were all hammered and dancing crazily. Got speaking to a few different people. Amazing how people can hold a conversation when they speak completly different languages. A drunk guy bought me a beer again, didn`t drink to much mind you. Apparently the women he was with said she wanted to see my willy as she had only seen japanese men before. These japanese get really quite naughty when they have been drinking. I kept it in my pants. The guy who runs the bar invited me to dinner/breakfast saying he would pay after the bar closed. So along with his girlfriend and a dj we headed of to a restuarant at 2am and I was given a crash course in Japanese cuisine. Started with fermenting beans which had slime dripping from them. Followed by beef and potatoes. We then moved on to sashima(sushi without rice) and finished with tempura which is fish and vegatables coated in a fluffy light batter. Also had a couple of glasses of socha(not sure about the spelling) which is a potatoe based spirit. He paid for it all and they even walked back to my hotel with me. Truly amazing people and a great experience. Can`t believe how nice they were.
Although I didn`t get back until four I awoke fresh and got on a train at 10 heading for Nara which is the old capital of Japan and is home to lots of temples and shrines as well as the largest wooden building in the world. Took me longer to get here than I thought it would, the bullet trains are great but the local train from Kyoto where I transferred took forever. Didn`t arrive at my hotel, a small japanese inn, until gone 5. The place has a 10:30 curfew but it suits my needs. Get some reading done and will get up early to get all of the sights in. Lonely planet has a 5km walking tour so will probably follow that.