Today, I got a map of the town – all in Japanese of course, and decided to look for the International Association. I need to find out where a yoga class is, a gym , classes etc. I called them up and I was told where the building was, then I went to the receptionist at this hotel to find out where on this Japanese map it was. So, the lady told me to turn right and when I get to a 7/11 (yes, the same 7/11 franchise that we have in the US!), keep walking til I get to another 7/11 and turn left. Thank god for 7/11s!! I did find the building that i wanted and i also found a post office and mailed a letter to England! yay!!
Yoga is not that popular here, sad to say.. the lady at the international assoc told me that there is only 2 yoga classes a month and it was quite expensive. I guess, until I find a yoga studio, I had better buy me a yoga dvd so I can practise at home.
I found me a knit shop too on this trip! The lady was very kind and i learnt a new technique from her. She was speaking Japanese and I understood not a word but I did learn something. I also bought some stitch markers and point protectors that i have never seen in the US and I also bought a circular needle that has a crochet hook on one end! hmmm, wonder what i can do with that..maybe knit one row and crochet the next?
For lunch I saw some display of plastic food that looked interesting and i looked for an entrance to the restaurant. It seemed that front entrances are not very obvious here. Anyway, it was a mom and pop restaurant. I had a bowl of udon soup, egg and mayo sort of salad, a dish of tempura veggies and prawn (yum), rice, a plate of sashimi and some warm egg custard which i thought was dessert but wasn’t. All for $11.50 and quite lovely. I was the only customer and later two families walked in.
I wished I had a bike, I would go all over the place if I did!