On Saturday, September 22nd, Katie went with some friends to an island called Ieshima, about a 45 minute ferry ride away from Himeji, for a Japanese -style BBQ, swimming, and canoing!When we went swimming, the water was the perfect temperature and you could see your feet and little fish swimming at the bottom. The canoing was fun, but not very "exciting". We tried to leave the little bay area, and we were out for about 5 minutes when a speed boat came up to us, and a Japanese man told us, very sternly, to return to the designated canoing area! (Of course that was all in Japanese).The food for the BBQ was delicious! Our Japanese friends spoiled us,and cooked SOOO much food! It was all delicious! The island was beautiful! And the company kept was even better! It was a great day!
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Today, Joe and I went with some friends to a Grape Vineyard about 1.5 hours away from Himeji! Our new Japanese friend, Maya, drove me, Joe, Taube, and Valerie to this beautiful site, where we ate endless grapes for only 9 yen a person (about $8.00 each). These grapes are huge, and are the sweetest tasting grape we have ever eaten! They were amazing. Also, they are about 30,000 yen per batch in the Japanese grocery stores! They are absolutely delicious!! Here are the pictures of our day!