This little city Yamadera, which means "Mountain Temple," features the Ryushaku-ji temple (立石寺).This gem was founded in 860 AD by the priest Ennin. The name of the temple mean "Standing Stones Temple" due to it's wind and water sculpted stones. It's a 1110 steps from the entrance to the complex all the way to the Oku-no-in sanctuary at the top. Everywhere in the temple area we found rock caves and oddly shaped rocks, eroded by the wind and water.
We go back to the hotel and leave our stuff. We were ready to explore the city's night life. They have this small area near the station, where you can find plenty of snack bars ( where we you basically spend your time speaking with a kawaii/cute Japanese girl) and a bar similar to the ones you get in America. We didn't think about it twice and decided to go in.
There were two drunk Japanese guys outside with a skateboard and I asked one of the dudes if he could do some tricks. I tried the heelflip, failed several times but landed it on my fourth attempt. The night went on until the point that we were teaching them how to properly use the word fuck. My friend even showed them a video of a book published in Japan titled "How to Use Fuck" (正しいFUCKの使い方 or Tadashii Fuck no Tsukaikata).
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Please have a look at the video published by Abroadin Japan "How to use fuck".