A rumored restaurant where monkeys serve water and hand towels turned out to be closed and we enjoyed the short taxi ride there and back. We next attempted a taco restaurant (they have one in Japan?) but the 10th story of the shopping mall only had beauty salons, wedding planning boutiques and a music store, all closed on this Sunday evening. We schemed a few more potential potentials before deciding to enjoy a Thai restaurant, a cuisine not often encountered here.
We get to stay in this hotel for two nights, no packing required tomorrow morning.
|Main gate of Utsunomiya Futaarayama Shrine |
(modernity rising alongside)
|stairs leading to the shrine|
|glowing vending machines|
|Bernice with the horses|
|outside the train station, Christmas cheer|