We left our Kuwana, Michi No Eki and set off in the direction of Nara. The nice thing about driving is if we saw something awesome, we made it a point to pull over and explore.
When we saw what looked like an abandoned building that's exactly what we did :)
An abandoned building with a street cat gets bonus points and so does Ben who always went out of his way to buy the cats fresh food :)
Maybe some smart person with Japanese skills can tell me what the building above is or was - our guess was a drum shop based on, well the drums left behind :P
Inside was pretty wicked.
Across the carpark was this structure, we thought it was a pachinko (gambling business) but we weren't 100% sure on that one.
It did have that amazing taxidermy in the basement though!
And some stain glass in the foyer :)
We also pulled over when we saw all these plum blossoms in bloom lining a river bank
And we did a short walk to a pretty little waterfall :)
Our campervan for our trip, which was the perfect size for us :)
Such cute ume!
Where we stopped next is quite possibly my favourite part of our holiday so it gets its own special blog entry, eep - stay tuned!