At the next day I went to Himeji by Shinkansen.
It was such a nice fealing to travel without my heavy baggage. In Osaka i decided to search for a post office to send some thing home but it couldn't find one near. So I had just one last chance traveling alive.
Many of my things became garbage to me. I just left them at the hotel.
I really wished to see the faces of the employees of the hotel ^^
While I was reading a book I saw a bridge looking famous to me.
On the way back I could take a picture of it.
You have just to look at the background. What does it remaind you? (Hint: Amerika)
When I arrived in Himeji first of all I searched for the tourist info.
After I got a map I walk a longer way straight.
I arrived at the castle place and got very fast dissapointed....
That was a normal fact during my traveling time: EVERYWHERE in Japan are building sites -.-
Therefore I couldn't get into the main tower....
Looking at a poster a woman started to talk to me. She's a volunteer at the castle. Therefore she wanted to make a tour with me for FREE :D
Like some of you know me, "free" was one of my favourite words the time I stayed in Japan.
So my answer was of course: YES
After one minute walking we met a man and a woman. The man drew faces of the guests. The woman was a real geisha :D
At that day many spacials were held at the castle :D :D
for FREE ;P
They also asked me if I wanted to get dressed in a kimono. I have got a yukata myself and I didn't want my leader to wait for me :) But I wanted to have a nice picture. After mine was finished my volunteer wanted to one for herself.
The man and the woman were very nice and funny. I tried to talk Japanese with them. But....you know....it is kinda hard... ^^
Then I could get a picture with the geisha :D
Oh, now I nearly forget about the ninjas ^^
And a few minutes later I got a new picture:
Because of the rain which started later some events didn't start.... -.-
After the last picture a longer tour started. Here are some pictures for you :D
Just a last picture with my volunteer and later with a samurai:
After I visited the castle I wanted to go to the koko en (japanese garden). On my way I found my favourite picture of the day:
what kind of crime happend here? o_O
Whis this sectret I leave you alone for today!