Hotel Granvia Okayama
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... tea in a small tea house on Nakajima-no-shima Island that is a tiny island within a larger pond in the gardens. The hostess only takes 6 at a time at a cost of 800 yen each, which is expensive for a cup of tea, but you pay for the privilege of the experience. We were lucky as I met a young Japanese man and his girlfriend at the footbridge entry and he said "you have to try it, worth the 800 yen". We got his vacant spot. The hostess then closes the ...
... so smooth, you have to resist the urge to sleep. Australia needs good fast trains between its major hubs, especially Sydney/Melbourne.
We travelled through rugged mountainous country that had towns spread on the narrow flatter areas adjoining the river, but then once you hit the plains it is wall to wall development. We got a sight of the inland sea but not too much to get excited about other than getting a feel for ...
... to having children so her English is pretty good –
improving the more time we spend together now that she has the opportunity to
We stayed one night with Maiko and family and then headed
back to Takamatsu. We felt it was a bit much having two extra bodies in the
small apartment. As it was, all 5 of them sleep in one room. Maiko had cleared
a little area for us to sleep on very thin futons on ...
... minute ferry ride from there to Naoshima Island.
After our superfast train to Okayama, our train to Chayamachi was a complete contrast. The train name on the board was "one man" and it was literally one man and one carriage. He not only drove the train, he took the fares and blew his own whistle.
... some bamboo groves, found tucked away shrines, and so many beautiful and colourful carp in the lake. There were some giant herons in cages at one end, which we couldn't take good pictures of due to the wiring. It was a very peaceful setting.
We walked back towards our hotel and picniced by a water fountain opposite. We collected our bags and made use of our JR passes for the last time, and headed to our next destination - Osaka, again!