Have to show Hello Kitty at least once. Why? She is now 42 years old and her real name is Kitty White.
Well, the bus ride today was around an hour and a half, and our first stop was at Ritsurin Garden in Takayama. Our guide went into some details about the prominence of typhoons here, so scientists came up with a technique to dwarf the pine trees. Here is one to the right. What a wonderful place.
I wondered where those red flowers came from, and just looked up:
Yes, my Blue Bar Pigeon showed up here, too.
Above Dennis and wife (I'll fill in names later when I'm sure they are accurate).
We then rode to the JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu.
My view is of the JR Takamatsu Station, where I walked over to find my dinner. Everything here looks brand new, especially our hotel. I almost got a Lotteria hamburger, but decided to try for something better. Here, a restaurant that specializes in pork cutlet, or tonkatsu in Japanese:
Tomorrow we're off to Osaka, which means there will only be three days left of this Panda tour.