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Travel Blogs from Himeji
We had a leisurely morning getting ready and having our bread purchased from the supermarket the night before for breakfast in bed :) Curry pan, chocolate cream pan and cinnamon bread. Quick and tasty! After that, we headed out to explore. First stop was the Osaka Visitor Centre in Namba. We got some brochures and decided not to do the unlimited pass due to our late start and just to do some freestyle exploring instead. We aimed for Dotonbori, we got a bit lot ...
... in the rain. As the rain continued we got an early train to Osaka for some more rain. We wandered around in the evening to find something to eat and enjoyed seeing the different fashions on display and fought our way through the array of umbrellas!
That was our last stop in Japan…. overall it’s a nice yet not overly exciting country with very friendly, very fashionable people, interesting culture, pretty gardens, too many temples and not so tasty ...
... He then drove us around Himeji and past our old apartment. We stopped long enough to take pictures and let Adam see where he had live for the first four months of his life. Jeff and I were quite moved. I think Adam was not so impressed, but it was still good for him to see everything. We then moved on to Bill's house where we met his wife (Mitsuko?) and kids. It was a large house, bustling with activity as there are many children. While Jeff, Bill ...
... It was way too late to go and see the temple that appears in the last Samurai. I walked a bit around the castle, in town (not much to see), and went back to the hostel to have some rest.
Again, the owner was lovely and, together with a friend of her, I stayed like that till dinner time.
The rest is event-less, just normal stuff.
Photos for this day.
Tuesday 21st Dec:
We had a good night sleep in our dorm
and then headed for Himeji Castle which was an hour and half outside
Osaka. Himeji looked so beautiful for all the pictures we've seen, and
its considered the most spectacular castle in Japan. Unfortunately when
we got there, the main tower and some of the surrounding grounds were
all covered in scaffolding. They are restoring it - and its going to
take them 4 more years! Well, we already ...