Hotel Granvia Okayama
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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It was strange I had come to Hinase believing that I was going to stay for one week max. I am now leaving after almost a month here! It was hard to bring myself to leave, the hosts were great, the food was amazing, the scenery stunning, the work easy and the other WWOOFers were just great fun. So the day after going to Onomichi Makoto tells us we are going to his parents house in kyoto, I'm happy with that, good chance to see some authentic culture, what he forgot to tell us was that ...
... and green tea. I met the other WWOOFers: Amo from the US, Dori from Hungary and two girls from Taiwan. The boss man Makoto and his wife Tomoko are great hosts and look after everyone really well. We are all here to help him not only build a guesthouse but also his own house which is literally falling apart. Tomoko nearly got hit with slab of rock that fell from the kitchen ceiling. The lifestyle is pretty chilled here, I would wake up to the best view in ...
Today was a bit of a spare day, due to Nara being a shorter trip than planned, so I decided to head to Okayama which is on the route towards my next hostels destination of Hiroshima. Similarly to Himeji, Okayama has a castle and a famous garden(one of the top 3 in all of Japan) so I spent the late morning and early afternoon pottering around these sights. These two were hidden gems that are mainly missed off tourist itineraries. The castle, known ...
... circle started in Hiroshima, and be back in this city.
I will probably go back to the same hostel, as I liked it very much. Over there, I may have to find a bike shop, after all this kilometres, the chain cries to be replaced.
I can take it now a bit easy, have still more then two weeks to catch the ferry in Kagoshima, but I better plan this remaining time, or else I will suddenly ...
... I didn't hear the price properly and had to get Lynne to translate it for me as the usual thing happens. They assume I am Japanese and can speak the lingo. Anyway, it ended up costing 2800 yen which was pretty expensive at AUD$31 for a piece of cloth and some rope for the straps. By that stage, I was feeling pretty bad that we were probably going to be her only customers for the day or week. So I ended up buying it from her. Oh well, another pressie to lug back ...