Floral Inn Himeji
Travel Blogs from Himeji
... due to walking underground then aboveground. Having such a huge underground system makes you a little disoriented once you hit the surface. Thank god for Google Maps and wifi is all I can say! After walking the colourful streets, we had lunch at Cafe Gusto - which it turns out is a family restaurant. Stirl got the omurice and I got a lunch set consisting of cheese in hamburg, rice and soup. So cheap and tasty! We then decided to head to ...
... green tea) we have left for Himeji.
Tonight we are indulging ourselves in a hot baths and are resting, preparing for tomorrow.
Himeji castle and gardens-where the Last Samurai was filmed, than Tomonoura fishing village and Okayama; sleep over in Onomichi.
See U tomorrow.
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... into doing mine on the train and can even now braid my pigtails without a mirror)
(9) The shyness of Japanese regarding talking in English (even I am talking **** sounding japanese without the usual bright red face of personal embrarrasment)
(10) The friendliness of the old and young
(11) That most signs are in English which helps a lot at bus and train stations
(12) The efficiency (have never had a late bus of train ...
... last. I could be a travel writer; but, then, I've tried that without great success. Still, I admit to not giving it 100%. Maybe that's an option. I could win the lottery; that's a lot easier.
Otokoyama got another visit. I stared out over the vast plain around Himeji, looking at the endless rooftops, searching for a clump of trees that indicates a temple or shrine that perhaps I haven't visited. But I've been to most of the obvious places and ...
... one basement inside. The two main pillars in the tower whose diameters are nearly one meter, make this a tough stronghold indeed.
Shaun Kerridge: Norimura Akamatsu, the ruler of the Harima District in Himeji, built a fort in 1333, and later, his son, along with others, maintained a fort in this area until eventually Terumasa Ikeda, son-in-law of the ShogunI eyas Tokogawa, moved into the castle to rule.
His annual salary, ...