Golden Week Days 1 & 2

Quite possibly the most aptly named holiday, Golden week so far has lived up to our expectations! We started Sunday by playing put put at the park, and seeing a man feeding the birds, though not pigeons like you usually see!

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Then we went to the Belgian Beer Festival! We enjoyed some delicious beers and food!

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A robot made of chewing gum! Cara and Valerie were impressed 😉

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And some delicious cheese with raisin lollies.

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After the festival Cara and I had some lunch, pizza, yum! And went shopping at Daiso, the ¥100 shop. Then we met up with Josh for a ride on the ferris wheel in Sakae.

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That night Josh and I enjoyed dinner at Japan’s #1 Okonomiyaki restaurant. It is delicious!!! I also had my favourite Japanese dish, Omu Soba. The restaurant is owned by the most wonderful, lovely couple who have made us feel so at home in Japan!

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After dinner it was back home to soak in our weird Japanese style bath tub, it looks like an oversized laundry sink! What bath would be complete though without a bath bomb?

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And as it dissolved look what appeared!

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A teddy bear!!!

Today we visited a shrine at Jingu Nishi, called Atsuta shrine.

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The oldest tree at the shrine:

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Prayers tied to the fence ^

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If you’ve ever wondered what a thousand paper cranes looks like:

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An amazingly rusty building we saw

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And a token for studies, let’s hope I can actually do the course I want now!

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