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Today was a bit of a spare day, due to Nara being a shorter trip than planned, so I decided to head to Okayama which is on the route towards my next hostels destination of Hiroshima. Similarly to Himeji, Okayama has a castle and a famous garden(one of the top 3 in all of Japan) so I spent the late morning and early afternoon pottering around these sights. These two were hidden gems that are mainly missed off tourist itineraries. The castle, known ...
... 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 ...
... the smallest of the train museums that we had been to. There was the original bullet train from 1964. It had done over 10 million kilometres which is equivalent to circling the earth about 24 times. There was another "normal" local train there as well as a steam engine train. This was nothing compared with the other museums which had 15 trains or more on their premises.
We went into the next building which was a memorial to Shinjo Sogo. He had a dream of ...
... and we were all starting to reek a little. I had my first soft drink in weeks. I think the walk would have burned all the sugar anyway. The artwork at the museum really did not do much for me. I guess I can't make head or tail out of something that does not look like anything and I can't find any meaning to it. Maybe I am just a traditionalist.
We went to have a look at the artwork outside and that was more sensible. ...
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 ...