We found another nice way to pass the time waiting for the concert to begin, thanks again to the spring festival. Again for free, we were taken for a ride along the Shira river that runs alongside the castle.
Amy fishing for carp with her finger. The boatman warned her they just might bite - but none did, unfortunately (or fortunately - do carp have teeth?).
Lena finding it amusing, me with the boat lanterns - this would be a wonderful ride at night, with a bit of sake...
Karen and her sister Cindy, who arrived from the US the night before.
Erica was fascinated, after she got over her fear when I wobbled the boat getting in.