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2 May 2015
Another pastry breakfast (what was that we said about losing weight in Japan...?) followed by another train, this time to Tokushima, on the east coast of Shikoku. This train was pretty busy, mostly because it featured 'Anpanman,' a popular kid's character on the side, and also HAD A BALL PIT IN ONE OF THE CARRIAGES! Trains in England need to up their game.
After dropping our bags off, we had a little mooch about the ...
A strange day to do a walk for no reason. Cloudy with the sun threatening to burst through I started on the first five temples of the famous 88 temple walk. Serene and well trodden there is a ritual to be found in walking. A clarity of mind which is fostered in tradition here in Shikoku. You look lost, help is thrust upon you. Just as you feel you have lost your way a sign appears (on a lamppost). Bowing, washing hands spitting water. Cleansed you light incense, say your sutras, ring a ...
... very little business being done there.
We came across a fruit and vege shop run by an elderly couple, who should honestly not be working at their age. They looked all of 90. We bought an apple each at 180 yen. Naturally I paid and received mine first. When Lynne came to buy hers, the old lady offered her the newer apples on the bottom tray.
The other little shop had yukatas (Japanese coats which can be formal or informal) and bags. Lynne liked a yukata ...
... pictures to point at. She did a fantastic job! I forget the name of the dish but it was basically rice in a sauce wrapped with egg, placed in a soy sauce mixture. It was preceded by a garden salad and followed by mango ice crem. It truly was delectable! The afternoon was spent at Ritsurin Garden. It is a traditional Japanese garden with part of it constructed in the 1620s. It is mostly green and ...
The Iya valley is sold in the guidebooks as undiscovered hidden Back to nature Japan. So I was ready for a rushing river and long hikes. And then there is the famous vine bridge crossing the Iya river, a feat of old timey engineering. But I should have remembered that in Japan , if there is something cool to see there is definitely going to be bus parking. So, I stayed in a little guesthouse ,Kel Na Sob, perched ...