After our search for the Moss Head, the next part of our adventure was to visit Meiji Tunnel. Meiji Tunnel opened in 1876 (the Meiji Era) and is known as the first toll tunnel in Japan. In 1997 the Meiji Utsunoya Tunnel became the first active tunnel to be registered as a tangible cultural property.
It's a little bit of an uphill walk through a traditional Japanese town.
|Looking down at the the path we just walked up.|
The tunnel is lit, but is still a little spooky. Oooo-oooo-oooh.
|These are teeny tiny oranges|
Next is lunch at a traditional Japanese restaurant. There are only six tables inside, so we had to wait for a few minutes.
|Soba with mushroom tempura (my lunch)|
|Soba with grated daikon, onion, and mushroom tempura|
|Udon with mushroom tempura|