A rEELly good time

Trip Start Jul 13, 2010
Trip End Aug 12, 2010

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The Hirasawa Family

Flag of Japan  , Chubu,
Friday, July 23, 2010

The last two and a half days were spent in Hamamatsu, the home of the 'unagi', the freshwater eel. After a really short Shinkansen ride from Shizuoka (only about 20 minutes - not even enough time for a snooze!) we were met at the train station by those picture boards with holes cut out so that you can put your face through and have your photo taken. Unagi products were everywhere, but surprisingly, we never ate any while we were there.

We stayed with family friends, the Hirasawa family. They kindly drove us around the one full day we had, first to the Ryugashido Caves (limestone caves), then to the Ryotanji Temple, then to the Hamamatsu Castle (home to Tokugawa Ieyasu), only find it closed at 4:30 (we got there at 4:37 - doh!)

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Thanks for the updates, Wendy. But don't forget to hand over the camera to Trevor and get yourself into some of the pics. (And don't forget the ubiquitous "peace sign."

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