In the morning, I woke up at 6 AM; it is my business trip today. I sneaked out the apartment to my office, checked e-mails, packed a computer, and left Kofu. I took an express train to Hachioji, a local train to Shin Yokohama, then a bullet train to Kyoto. In the bullet train at my feet, I found a power source.
From Kyoto, I took two local trains to Nishioji Oike. I arrived at Shimadzu, one of the largest companies for scientific analysis.
I discussed about my new project with two researchers there. We had an enjoyable discussion.
The castle is one of the world heritages, but aesthetically I was not too impressed. It is a historical castle, where the Edo era started and ended. But the architecture was not the best in Japan, as well as paints. I rather enjoy a walk.
Cherry blossoms will be at their best next week.
I am a member of the hotel group, and the price for the stay was very cheap, namely 5,500 yen including breakfast. Actually, hotel prices have become very cheap in this season because of the quake.
For dinner, I had a bowl of ramen in a restaurant by the hotel.
I came back and am writing this post.