Nagoya.....a little night music
18.09.2008 - 21.09.2008
Waking up at 1:15pm after all the singing, no hangover thank you very much, James and I visited a huge Green Buddha, its like 30 ft or something, it rained a lot but was a pretty cool shrine to some old Emperor’s father. We ended up at a tiny corner bar (called Cigar something or other) where an 8 piece Japanese Cuban band were playing, they were really cool and sweet and very very good, killer times!
The following day I headed to Kyoto which was like the hottest humid day in the world, nice place but unfortunately no glimpse of Geisha slipping behind curtains like the guidebook said I would! Kyoto is the real deal of Olde World Traditional Japan, great Imperial Palace Gardens, very real!
In the evening we went to see a Rock band, now here is something fun in Japan, the concert started at about 6.30 and was over by 8.30, that was it! The first band was SHOCKINGLY bad, I kid you not, i've heard better music coming out of my arse! However the 2nd band (who we really went to see) were....ok.
It would appear my time in Nagoya was fairly music orientated.
Had a revelation today, foolishly when I got the 7day Rail pass I somehow thought that it would be valid monday to monday (hello count Robert!) so found out that I would need to head back to Tokyo on sunday not monday, no major biggie really.
On my last day in Nagoya we headed to this old Postal town intending to do a 7.7km walk, however it rained like nobodies business, so we wondered the town and bought things, really good day though.
Headed back to Tokyo and found a hotel in Narita near the airport (complementary personal transfer to the airport on the monday....somehow I don't think that appears in the Backpackers guide to the world!)
I MADE A FRIEND, albeit it a 40 year old lady of Austrian origin now living in Australia, she joked about telling her bf she'd picked up a 24 year ld in the airport, ooo errr missus! Anyway, great to talk to someone for a few hours, she said Australians had no culture.....we'll see.