01.11.2005 15 °C
In the morning Hide showed us around Tobiyama park which is near his home where we are staying. It used to be the location of a small fortress and hiding place of some samurai. It is located on the hill, with a wide view down to Kinugawa (Kinu River) and Utsunomiya city, with Mt. Nantai in the background.
In the afternoon we went to Inogashira park. I was there 3 years ago. The park has a lake, a fishing pond, a rose garden, etc. scattered in the woods. The air was cool and fresh. We wanted to hire bicycles but the rental place was closed. So we just walked around in the park, enjoying the view of colourful autumn leaves and the air.
In the evening, Rani and Hide took us to an okonomiyaki restaurant called "Doutonburi". It was cold and windy outside - I was glad when we entered the restaurant. I had eaten okonomiyaki before. Hide had cooked for us when he was in Jakarta years ago. But this was the first time for Didi. He enjoyed it very much I was full. おなかいっぱい！