Japan Trip Day 7 to 8: Himeji
One of the nights at Himeji, I passed by the area where the Himeji Castle festival was gonna be held and took a few photos. There were already stalls out selling festival foods although since it wasn’t the main couple of days, it was rather quiet.
The next day, I went to watch the new Naruto movie on the opening day. It was full of kids and their parents.
I had plans to meet up with Jennifer, my friend I met when doing an exchange to Japan. So after a brief walk though the stores outside Himeji station, I met up with her and one of her friends from Singapore who was also here for holiday and had dinner. WE decided to take a look at the festival and then go to karaoke.
There was a lot of dancing which was really impressive. I also went around trying various festival foods.
While waiting for Jennifer before meeting up with her, I went to animate and bought myself an artbook and a K-on music cd.
I got a little phone strap from Jennifer that she bought from Thailand.
I took a few pictures of the houses around Yuuki’s place and the photo of my room.
I took a photo of my favorite book shop there called bookmarket which has lots of manga and novels for sale 2nd hand at really cheap prices.
Got myself a “Jinbei” outfit for the festival and was planning to head to the Kakogawa fireworks festival with Yuuki, but it got cancelled. (>_<)
Instead, we ended up going to the Himeji Castle festival which was still happening as it was on for the entire weekend.