No time for a real breakfast. So we bought sandwiches and drinks at the busstation. We have to say, good quality. The food at train and busstations is in general of a real high quality. As well for breakfast, lunch and diner.
Tea ceremony at Happo-en Garden
In this garden we have had the famous japanese tea ceremony. The real traditional tea ceremony takes 4 hours but we had a 20 minutes versions. It is impressive to see the whole process around making the tea, warm it and drink it. Really nice to do. The tea itself is quite bitter but ofcourse you are not allowed to say you do not like it. This is not done and a real crime in Japan! You thank the tea master for the delicious tea.
Lunch at Chinzanso Garden
We were lucky that a part of our tour was a real japanese traditional meal. A really good lunch called Yoganyaki (like a tepanyaki but on lava stones). All food is freshly grilled in front of you. Several pieces of meat, vegetables prepared and served. Delicious!
Diner at a Sake bar in Ginza
We have found a nice little sake-bar in a cellar with only japanese people and not any recognisable word on the menu but they had a picture of some yakitori and we loved to eat this. It was not really a restaurant. It was a bar where you also can eat. The normal silent and stylish japanase people are changing in to loud laughing and noisy people when they have drunk sake. So funny to see and hear. The sake was really special and the food was good. The service and atmosphere was excellent. So nice to experience real japanese places. The adress and name of the place ? The bar is called Jogo somewhere in the sidestreets of Ginza. We really do not remember the adress.