Coming to an end of the parts of the 88 Temple route that we chose to take . Back to Tokyo after this .
Nothing can match the Temples for the real deal – but the enthusiasm, belief and joy shown by the people who shared the following with us makes them as much a part of this aspect of the journey .
😁 An entire temple – Cats , 20,000 or more not on our track but the lady who ran our B&B so wanted to show us – it’s a matter of local pride – that she drove us there and gave us a tour 💕 .
…… and showed us the villages and valleys nearby …..
Ancient and super traditional. Modern and aspirational. Religious and Commercial. A “Gin Akin” Resurgence in Rinky Dink Renaissance Bottles.
Sold in Family Mart at 200 Yen – (£1.40p) and Ginza Six at 20,000 . Sparkling Saké , Cloudy Saké , Sweet Saké , Creamy Saké, or high end Gold Flecked , It’s Omnipresent 🤣
A wailing wall of colour saturated Saké barrels in a Tokyo Park – and a low tech brewery in Shikoku ……
The overnight stop in Kochi city before we fly back to Tokyo has 2 memories .
An Izakaya – I suppose is a type of informal Japanese Pub , casual places for after work drinking. A Japanese version of Irish pubs , Pinchos or Tapas bars.
The food – cheap , hot , fast , delicious- made in front of you – £0.70p to £2.00 a dish ✅
The staff– fast and fun . We weren’t allowed beer until we had succeeded at playing the children’s game “Pop up Pirate”! 🤣🤣🤣
The longer we took , the more expensive the beer would be!…..Serious Panic 🍺😆🍺
A great night out !
Home of the Kochi Shoguns
Before we left – we read about one of the best preserved castles in Japan. It didn’t disappoint – beautiful – almost a cliche.
With complimentary Vertigo it’s main defender 😬
Tiny Boxy Emasculatronns , Chromed Magpie Mobiles , Silent Hybrid Spaceships. Next decades face of KWh over BHP ?
Clean ? Green ? Speed ? ….. Sure : These silent assassins are upon us . Touching the back of your knees before you knew.
Where to go in this temple of tech’ for a Breath of fresh air tinted with high octane sculpture. Just look at this thing of beauty ……. found at Nissan Crossing. Shibuya!!
Powering a Nissan GTR black edition – Yum! ……Now THIS is high art .
And if you find the Art analogy a little hard to follow …….. this engine is signed by the artist ! 🖋 All in a glass walled midtown cathedral and free to the converted ✅
…… and where else can you be thrown around in a VR race car , a rictus grin , sweaty Palms and then offered a placatory cappuccino with your face lasered into the foam !! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Yes – an Odd town .
A bounce around Tokyo to follow ……. 😘
2 thoughts on “Cats , Cars , Saké & Kochi”
Fantastic Blog. Really gives a flavour of the experience. So well written.
Not bias Missus xxx
Fab memories, fun travel companion. Love ya xx