Monday, May 30, 2016

Onsens, Lego, Castles and Wasabi!

From Aomori we caught a long train with big windows. On the train we heard two people play the shamisen and sing Japanese songs. It was beautiful scenery.

I climbed a huge rock near the sea. Then we caught a bus to the forest and we saw some lakes. One of the lakes was so clear and blue. In the afternoon we had an onsen bath outside by the sea. The bath water was rusty.

We had a traditional Japanese dinner and we slept on futons on tatami straw mats.

We caught a Shinkansen back to Tokyo.

On Sunday we went to Legoland Discovery Centre in Odaiba. We learned how Lego was made and saw Lego Tokyo city. It was better than Mr Weldon's city. It had working lights, a moving ferry, working Godzilla and sumo wrestlers. I made a Lego racing car and a train.

Later we went to the Sony ExploraScience Centre. I learned how mobile telephones communicate with each other and about sound waves. There was a smiling competition as well.

We went to see the giant robot statue and ate dinner.

I had a great day because I got to go to Legoland Discovery Center.

Yesterday I went to a wasabi farm. Wasabi plants grow in boggy soil. They were planted in stones with water flowing in between.

I ate a wasabi croquette burger and I tried wasabi ice cream. It was disgusting but I really like wasabi, especially wasabi peas. They are spicy.

Afterwards we went to Matsumoto and we climbed up to the top of a castle. The floor was made of wood and the were lots of ladders. There were square windows that were used shooting guns out of. Arrows were shot out of the rectangular windows. We saw guns and bullets and Samurai armour.

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