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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 ...
... the pasta main but some of them were a bit too Japanese to be Italian - soy sauce and/or salmon roe in the mix somewhere. Overall, it was a very nice meal.
We went back to the hotel at about 7.30pm for more laundry and downloaded more photos from today, as well as to write this blog.
We leave for Kyoto tomorrow morning at 8.45am. Bags in the foyer at 8.20am so that the taxis can take them to the station for us. No point wrecking the wheels on my bag.
... on the main console. The trains here run to the second and are hardly ever late unless it is due to bad weather, earthquakes or when someone decides to end it all under a train.
The train has to cross over from the main island, Honshu, to Shikoku Island. The bridge that connects the two islands is the Grand Seto-ohashi Bridge. It consists of six bridges that connect Kojima in Okayama Prefecture in Honshu to Sakaide in ...
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 ...