Whirlwind, yes, whirlwind. From the fire ceremony of the percussive Buddhist temple on. Now that’s a sound that would make a killer backdrop to a jazz ensemble or wailing guitars.
Followed by tori niku and unagi. Oiishi des!
Then a visit to a sake brewery. I saw an impromptu jazz matsuri across the street and began talking to the young hipster in charge, but got the hook and wound up back at sake.
Next up: Geishas and drinking games minus the ETOH.
I left out the outlet mall. No: here it is: Outlet Mall.
Evening: A sprawling 260 room resort. Best bet: The big hot spring baths down below.