On sunday I went on a trip with japanese students from TTI (Toyota Technological Institute) to Gujo Hachiman in Gifu prefecture.
This small city is famous for something very special: The food replicas you see infront of every japanese restaurant where invented there and are still produced there^^
I like these kinds of excursions as they're very cheap and we get carried by bus which is so comfortable and so I can see various parts of Japan so easily^^
The bus~ We came to talk with japanese students so fast, it was very funny^^
One not so funny thing: Embarrassing tourist-name-plates.. but well, later I put it into my bag and 'forgot' it there XDD
We had a short break and there they sold those huuuuge Takoyaki!! (*0*) They looked so good!
But I didn't buy those, I bought a tiny tiny waffle instead. Later I didn't even know why I bought it. Was just super small and too sweet XD
Then we finally arrived in Gujo Hachiman! It was really a bit of Kyoto-feeling but there were sooo less people^^ It was so great :3
Now just a few impressions~
|I didn't want to photograph the woman (I'm sorry!!) but the café looked sooo cute *-*|
We searched something for lunch then and went to a quite traditinal-style Udon-restaurant. We could sit on tatami :3
My Chicken Udon~
Udon with Aburaage
After lunch we went to the castle of the town to watch the atumn leaves^^ We had to climb a little mountain.
There was a group of actors playing some samurai. Of course we had to do some tourist-photo (-.-;;)
Then we went into the castle. As usual, a little museum about the more or less famous feudal lord Endo Morikazu who built the castle in 1559. (It's not the original though, has been rebuilt)
Very beautiful pictures^^
Then we went to the top of the castle and had a stunning view over the region!!
On our way back the beautiful autumn leaves!!
Well after the castle we went to a food-replica-factory where we made our own food-replica! :D
|So many food replicas! (*0*)|
Then we started our little crafting~
|Chose some of those~|
|How to do it~|
|Voila~ That was mine^^ Pancakes with fruits~ Really not very nice but so easy to make XD|
Afterwards Caro and me went to get some ice cream^^ I had Kuri (chestnut) ice cream <3
Bye Bye Gujo Hachiman!
What I bought today, mostly Omiyage~
Kanto/Nagoya-kitkat. The taste is..anko-sandwich? Not so..good..but interesting^^;
Omiyage (souvenirs) for my dorm mates :3
And I bought this Taiyaki at the food replica factory^^ Doesn't it look great? :D
Well that was it about the trip to Gifu^^ I could make some new japanese friends and eat great food and see a new side of Japan which I'm really happy about.