Thursday 16th February

Today we had the opportunity to find out more about Japanese cultures.  We visited Taizo-in Temple where we were introduced to Zen meditation.  This was followed by viewing the Temple gardens and exploring the meaning of Buddhism. We were lucky enough to try some beautiful Buddhist food which was all vegan and delicious. Our next stop was the Pagoda at Toji Temple, followed by a trip on the fastest bullet train back to Tokyo.  Getting on the train was hard work with 22 people all carrying suitcases and the pressure of getting on the train very quickly before it left.  It only stops for a very short time.  Luckily we all made it !