At this point our roads diverge.
Francesca and Paolo leave to go to Kanazawa, where they will stay for two days, while the rest of us, before getting to Tokyo that evening, stop for half a day in Ise, famous for the “Married Rocks” and for pearl divers.
The view of this seal (the rope joining the two rocks) in the middle of the sea is priceless, nearly as much as the crow that built its nest on the top of one of them.
All the area surrounding the sanctuary offer a wonderful view of the sea and a pleasant breeze, while many stone statues shaped like fat frogs are everywhere during the walk.
Rob and I walk briefly on the shore looking for small shells, until a coward wave makes my sandals wet, forcing me to stand still on a rock while the fierce Rob becomes a good washer.
The hot temperature is still overwhelming even if it is late afternoon....we are tempted by the view of an aquatic park nearby, but it's already 17:00 and we would have only half an hour to visit it, given the usual inconvenient closing hours.
So we board the train towards the Capital and we get to our new and last base - a Chinese hotel XD – in the Ikebukuro block.