I started my day with taking a hot spring.
Then enjoyed a Japanese breakfast.
We decided to visit Tachikui Sue no Sato (Tachikui Pottery Town).
Tachikui Sue no Sato Area
I tried to make a pottery for first time at Yume Kobo (Dream Factory).
Sensei (teacher) is very kind and knows how to lead students.
Tachikui-Yaki is one of six greatest pottery in Japan.
If you want to try making pottery for the first time, Yume-Kobo is highly recommended!
It was fun.
It requires discipline and it brought me peace in my mind.
I now consider learning pottery.
Sensei taught me the process.
I made four things: beer cup, Japanese tea cup, Matcha green tea bowl for tea ceremony and rice bowl (from left).
Sensei helped me greatly with beer cup and Japanese tea cup.
I made by myself rice bowl (first thing that I made) and Matcha green tea bowl (the last thing I made).
To make tall glass/cup shape is difficult compared with a bowl.
I want to make a beer cup and green tea cup alone one day.
With happy feeling, I had a happy ramen at Ohashi Ramen, Nishiwaki, Hyogo.
Then proceeded to next destination: Wadayama.
We plan to stay at normal business hotel; therefore, we stopped by at hot spring spa, Ouka no Yu, before reaching to a hotel.
There are so many different baths to try here.
I enjoyed staying here greatly.
This is a sign for women bath.
I enjoyed watching the Year-End horse race, Arima Kinen at the bath because there is a big screen TV at open air bath and sauna.
I watched the race at open air spa.
This is the replay at the lobby of spa.
I bought two bottles of Tajima Tennensui (Tajima Natural Spring Water).
I love to try local products to get energy from local area.
Hotel is located nearby this spa: Hotel Sunroute Wadayama
Again, this is Foodie Trip; Hotel is simple and comfortable.
Tonight’s main event is crab dinner at Kutaro, Wadayama, Hyogo.
Every crab dish was niceeeee: sashimi (raw), grilled, pot and last dish is porridge with crab stock.
And drink is also nice.
This is Asahi Super Dry Beer bottle with crab on the label.
And this Kani Zake (grilled crab with Japanese sake) is nice and smoky!!!
This is my Christmas 2017.