Today is our second day (first full day) in Kurashiki, and we walked all over the place. We saw some really beautiful buildings and had some great food. We noticed while walking around town that although this is clearly a tourist destination, it seems to be a local one, geared to the Japanese and not at all to foreigners. There is almost nothing written in English here (as opposed to Tokyo), so Ken and I were feeling pretty happy that we had maybe been visiting something that Americans rarely come to in Japan. While we are here, we are staying at a lovely little hostel called Cuore, with a cute design and decent rates. If you don’t mind sharing the shower and bathroom, it is pretty awesome and the people who work here very nice. Tomorrow morning we head to Kyoto.