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... crow castle' for its unusual black facade was very aesthetically pleasing. The same can be said for the gardens which has big wide open spaces and all the features of a traditional Japanese garden. After visiting Okayama, I headed on to Hiroshima on the slowest bullet train ever( nearly 2 hours for a 40 minute journey because of 20 minute stops at every station on the way!) Tomorrow I will explore Hiroshima and in particular the peace memorial ...
... booked my next night to sleep.
For a change, this was a bit a different kind of hostel. It's very Japanese style, you sleep on tatami, breakfast is miso soup and rice. Guests are here from Holland, England, Australia and Japan.
I decided actually to stay here an extra day, it's great to be with a bunch of people, where you feel so welcome!
Tomorrow, I will ...
... and the other is in Korea Town in Tokyo, whatever that suburb is. That was what we were told last year. They might be completely gone now, which is a pity as they had some really quirky stuff. The Daiso shops here have roughly the same stuff that we have at home except that some of the shops are 10 times the size.
Leith and Kay left us to pick David and yet another John from the hotel for dinner. The four of us carried on and went to an Italian restaurant ...
We were going to make our way to the contemporary art museum called Benesse House. We weren't allowed to take any photos of the "artwork" within the museum itself. However, there were scattered works of art on the grounds outside.
Owen had said that it would take us only 35 minutes to walk from the Port to the Museum. Well, it took us 30 minutes to walk to the car park uphill and then another ...
Next was a couple of days at Takamatsu on the middle island of Shikuko.
This is a port city where we took a ferry trip to Shodoshima. This is the largest island in the area. Way back in 1908 the Japanese Government decide to start an olive growing industry since the climate is very Mediterranean.
It was ...