I’m almost always ready for a trip so when one of my fellow English teachers suggested a day trip on Thanksgiving I was totally down.
But that couldn’t happen this year. I literally have no oven. So, I skipped it this year and went to Ise. Now you might be wondering how I had Thanksgiving off work. Well, I’m incredibly lucky. This year, the 23rd happened to be a Japanese national holiday, obviously unrelated to America’s Thanksgiving.
Ise is most famous for its shrine, which is huge. The grounds were gorgeous and fun to explore.
After the temple we wondered around a nearby shopping and food street.
I also had to try some soy sauce ice cream.
After The Ise shrine we went on an adventure to find Meoto Iowa.
This shrine is popular with couples because the two rocks joined with the rope is represents a married couple. It was an very windy day and the waves where crazy. I love love love large bodies of water so this was the best part of the trip for me.