Back to Gifu and on to Yokohama - Nov 7 - Nov 8

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When we got back to Gifu, Maki's aunt and uncle took us to Gifu Castle. Here you can see Gifu Castle high up on the hill.
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A little garden at the foot of the hill
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another castle on the hill
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We took the skylift up the hill.
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Looking back down at Gifu
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Then we began the onerous climb up to Gifu Castle. This is Maki and her aunt.
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A wall along the path up to the castle. Apparently the holes are different shapes to confuse the spirits.
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Keep going!
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Gifu Castle emerges from behind the trees.
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Another view of Gifu, from the top of the hill
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entering the Gifu Castle museum
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paintings, with a ghostly image of Maki superimposed
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ancient pottery
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samurai sword, woot!
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samurai spears
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Lord "Gifu"
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samurai helmets and masks
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A painting depicting ancient Gifu
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samurai suits of armor
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saddles
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deadly shuriken
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chain weapons
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blow dart guns
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the view from the top of Gifu Castle
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more samurai helmets
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Japanese instrument called biwa
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a musical conch shell
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back down the mountain
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more beautiful garden around the bottom of the mountain
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beautiful flower displays
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As we crossed a bridge over the street, we could look into this tunnel.
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Maki's aunt and uncle took us driving up another mountain, where we found a beautiful vista, overlooking Gifu at sunset.
The next day, we took the train to Yokohama.
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Arriving in Yokohama
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Wandering around Yokohama. They have a lot of vending machines.
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The warm glow of home again. Only four dollars for an eight ounce cup of coffee.
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We met up with Yakko again that night for dinner.
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the beautiful night streets of Yokohama
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more Engrish
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dinner with Yakko

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