Tozen Temple and Hondo Temple

We went to Tozen Temple (東漸寺) and Hondo temple (本土寺) today.

The both Tozen temple and Hondo Temple are in Matudo city, near Kitakogane station.
We live in Matsudo city, so we went there by bicycle.

Tozen Temple has one way to the temple, but you can enjoy the gates and trees.
There are Japanese maples, so it was so beautiful way.

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Then, Hondo Temple is so big temple!
I didn’t know about that, so was surprised!

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On the way to temple, it was quite long way from the big street, there are some pickle stores.
They sell pickles and foods which are specialty products of the city.
We ate Nameko Miso soup because it was free!
We also ate black soybean Manju.

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Today, we enjoyed seeing autumn leaves,
but Tozen Temple is famous of weeping Sakura tree,
and Hondo Temple is famous of hydrangea, so it’s called Hydrangea temple.
We wanna go again to enjoy other seasons.

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FUJI-Q Highland

We went to FUJI-Q Highland on Nov. 22.
We went there last year, too, so this was the second time.

FUJI-Q Highland is the scarest amusument
park. It’s near Mt.FUJI.

Last year, we didn’t ride many roller coasters. There are four very scary roller coasters in FUJI-Q Highland. They are FUJIYAMA, TAKABISHA, DODONPA, and Eejanaika. we rode on only “FUJIYAMA”, and it was too scary for me, so I didn’t wanna ride again.
I like roller coasters, but FUJIYAMA was terribly scary.

Therefore, I was a little nervous this time.
However, I really enjoyed FUJI-Q Highland.
We couldn’t go to the “Super Scary Labyrinth of Fear”, so I wanna try someday.

We rode on these attractions.
Tondemina
DODONPA
Hide-and-Seek in the Forest
Red Tower
FUJIYAMA

We enjoyed ice-skating, too.

DODONPA is too fast a roller coaster.
It goes up to 172 km/h (111 mph) in a mere 1.8 sec. Before I rode on it, I was really nervous, but it was not scary!
However, starting with 172km/h is beyond imagination. I thought “my body will be left behind” at the start.
Only people who have ridden on DODONPA can feel and understand this.
I got used to the speed in 3 seconds, and after the start, the wind and the speed were comfortable. There is drop of 90° in the course, but it was short and speedy, so it was not scary!

Then, we rode on FUJIYAMA, too. I did’t wanna ride on it because last year I had thought “Almost died”, so I was too nervous.
Before riding, I searched the way to reduce fear on rollercoasters.

I found the following things.

less fear
– raise hands
– stand firm
– see ahead and know what will happen
– before falling, say to myself “I’m going to fall, I’m going to fall”
-Sit up straight.

scarier
– close eyes
– look down
– sit hunched

I did “scarier” things before, but I didn’t feel them make things scarier!
I tried “less fear” things (but I couldn’t raise my hands), then FUJIYAMA was not scary!!Human are scared of things they do not know, so it is good to know what happens and know what will happen on a rollercoaster!

On Nov.22, it was so nice weather, so please look my photos.

Red Tower (Free fall)
My friends said “Red Tower was the scariest”

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Takabisha
We didn’t ride on.
When the coaster comes on the top, you can see Mt. Fuji and then fall.

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FUJIYAMA
You can see Mt. FUJI, too.

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FUJIYAMA with illumination

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I really enjoyed FUJI-Q!

I wanna try Takabisha the less scary way.

BTW, I think Eejanaika is not a roller coaster which humans can ride on!!
You can see Eejanaika on this youtube movie.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ppk7Cgo1oM
Feet are hanging, and the track turns, but the seats spin. It is unbelievable.
I will not able to ride on Eejanaika ever, but my boyfriend wants to try it ;(

Revised: http://lang-8.com/570329/journals/46588634840719967807986162993412247290

Okonomiyaki and huge Kakigori

We went to Okonomiyaki restaurant, “Yagura” .

I really like Monjayaki. The first time I ate Monjayaki is this January. I had thought Monjayaki is same as Okonomiyaki.

I wanted to eat Monjayaki, so I went to there, but Yagura’s Okonomiyaki was great. Of course, I also ate Monjayaki, but this Okonomiyaki was great. It was spongy. How to make Okonomiyaki was showen, and it says “put on iron plate, make 2 cm thin”. I hadn’t made Okonomiyaki with 2 cm thick. It is very thick.
However, I think this way have Yagura’s Okonomiyaki delicious.

Then, Yagura’s Kakigori is popular, too.
It was huge.

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This ice was soft. It is not same as other Kakigori.

Yagura is near Kameari station.
http://s.tabelog.com/tokyo/A1324/A132403/13017942/
Let’s try it!