Okay, I'm done writing this. My first trip out of Nagoya was to the city of Utsunomiya, this is the place I took the Bullet train to.
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Utsunomiya is known for it's tasty Gyoza and industry (kind of like Detroit). Since we had dinner on the train and did not arrive till 9pm, I never actually got around to trying the Gyoza, but they tell me it's good.
The next morning, I woke an hour early before we had to leave for our meeting to walk around a little bit and find a bakery. See if I could pull off a muffin with no shrimp or pork in it. That mission was accomplished, no problem, but right in the center of the city was this temple.
Of course they had to put it at the top of all those stairs.As you pass through the main gate, you are suppose to wash your hands in that little pond with a dragon. In doing so, you become pure, I did not know this and ended up not being pure.
I'm bound to return to Utsunomiya, try the Gyoza... So, I will write more later.