We drove to a small town called Hagi. The drive there was through the mountains and countryside and was amazing. There were little rice fields and houses tucked in to the steep valleys when ever the land was flat enough to build on.
|A couple houses tucked in to the valley.|
|Tiered rice fields and a house.|
Hagi is small town that still looks very traditional. It was built as a fishing village and the town still has some of it's original walls from the 1600's and the street map from that time period can still be used in some areas today.
|The moat that was around Hagi castle.|
|Tree crab? This was well away from the water.|
|Here is one of the old mud walls that it still standing in the town of Hagi.|
|This is the traditional style of house in Hagi.|
For dinner we went back along the canal and found a place called "Dinning Bar" that looked adorable. There was no English menu or pictures and the waitress spoke very little English so we used one of your useful phrases "ososume onigaishimasu" which pretty much means please bring me your recommendation. We had a great very traditional meal of shishimi (raw fish), tempura (lightly battered and fried) shrimp and vegetables, seasoned rice and fish soup and a small bottle of rice wine (nihon-shu - what we would call sake in the US). It was a great meal and a big success as far as Jeff and I were concerned since we successfully ordered despite the language barrier and really had a lovely evening. We stayed in the same hotel as the previous night and slept great.