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Highlights of Japan Tour (Diamond Princess) 8/25/2017 – Day 3

  • Posted on September 13, 2017 at 6:19 pm

After the morning’s visit to the Nara Deer park, we went to the Kasuga Shrine and were privileged to see a Shinto Prayer service accompanied by Shrine Maidens.  The Shrine was lovely and peaceful.

Kasuga Shrine – Nara

Kasuga Shrine – Nara

Kasuga Shrine – Nara

Kasuga Shrine – Nara

Kasuga Shrine – Nara

Kasuga Shrine – Nara

After an interesting “western style lunch”, we traveled to Kyoto Station to take one of the incredible Japanese bullet trains for a fast trip to Tokyo, approximately 2 hrs and 20 minutes.

We arrived at the New Otani Tokyo Hotel, which was a very large and beautiful hotel.

 

 

Dinner was on our own, which was good, because we had special plans.  We were thrilled that SontheElder (currently stationed in Japan) was able to come to the hotel and get us.  We went to the metro system and traveled a few stop to meet up with SontheElder’s (and our) friends for a private dinner.  We ate, we drank, we laughed and caught up on news.  It was the best time and we all enjoyed the all too brief time we had together.  Unfortunately, we were having such a great time, we forgot to take pictures.  You’ll just have to take my word for it.

More soon….

Hugs, Ellen