Diamond Setouchi Marine Hotel
Travel Blogs from Tamano
Made it to the island of Shikoku. Crossed from Honshu via a very long bridge - Seto-Ohashi. If Len could get his hands on this he could have 10 extra harbour crossings and all with rail - twin track. Very impressive.
The rail ride from Kyoto to Okayama ( still in Honshu ) was interesting in that it was built up all the way (well until the last 15km). Didn't quite expect the cities or towns ...
... can't resist them, and this one was really beautifully done and no fake villagers! The second day I went to Naoshima island, about an hour's ferry ride away. It is a small island with a few fishing villages that has somehow turned into the home of a lot of high end modern art. Museum Buildings designed by Tadao Ando that were amazing in themselves. One piece in the Chichi Art Museum by ...
... lines, all laboriously translated by Mr Naito. At last we were let free to go and pick the strawberries for which they were famous. They have been crossed with wild strawberries in order to bring back some taste. They reminded me strongly of the wild ones that the kids used to sell by the side of the road in Poland.
We then caught the bullet train for another ride back to Osaka, where we ...
... The gallery here was closed as well but it's a picturesque setting with a bunch of old black and white warehouses set along the canal. Nothing particularly special but a nice quiet way to pass the middle of the day. Lunch was Sashimi Gozen, very similar to what I had for dinner in the Ryokan in Beppu but ...
Used this as a stop gap on our way back to Osaka but it is
well worth a visit in its own right with one of the most visited gardens in
Japan (Korakuen) as well as its acess to the castle at Himeji. Whilst still
stunning (it is currently being renovated), we decided to endulge in more
geekyness by visiting Engyoji, a cable car ride up a mountain just outside
Himeji and also a filming location in the Last Samurai movie. ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking