Day 4 was again spent being driven by our friend and guide Yukari to small towns that were just awesome.
Our first stop was in this castle that was turned into an interesting museum.
Inside the museum you could try on shogun + concubine costumes!
On the way to our next stop we saw these adorable school kids. I couldn’t resist taking a picture. In Vietnam where I live, you rarely see kids by themselves. Major difference in country security.
Yukari took us to this old canal lined with traditional houses and stores. Sake, ice cream, bakeries, restaurants and small shops welcomed elderly citizens alongside students celebrating their graduation in traditional, somber kimonos.
Didn’t think I’d see Gyroids in Japan!
These kids in their schoolyard got over-excited at the sight of foreigners and got reprimanded a few moments after this picture was taken. Hehe.
A weird Goku toy I spotted in a second-hand store. I didn’t buy it because the head was about to fall off.
And more tiny vehicles. The black one is actually Yukari’s! She told us it’s a farmer car, and there were tons of little compartments and the attention to detail was impressive, as expected of anything Japanese.