Hotel Alpha-One Onomichi
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Onomichi is a small town which sits on a steep hillside on the edge of Japan's Inland Sea. At first glance it's not what you would call a beautiful town. However, I spent 2 nights here and 3-4 hours wandering "The Temple Walk" that the town in known for, and was completely charmed. We've all heard of the Shikoku 88-Temple Pilgrimmage, well Onomichi …
... the path. But boi did I Wong it! Yup, I winged it good. And it all turn out great. Sore feet!! Very sad are they.. no happy with me at all.. But it was well worth it. Day 1 I had planned to leave my hotel in Imabari a tad earlier than I did but that bed was just so damn cosy after a week on the ground or on Japanese futons which is just a tiny bit softer than the actual floor you lie on. My body is well used to it now after 5 weeks but when I lied down in that bed - it ...
... the people of Imabari never seen a ridiculous western tantrum before - well then they have now.. I probably made up a few hundred new swear words mixing English/Swedish/Polish/and even some Japanese.. Ha! Map Schmap! Absolutely useless.. But the hotel totally made up for putting out the wrong road and route numbers on the map. However it was another Shikoku test me thinks. Life likes to put these little trials at my feet and if I pass then ...
... znajomych i grupką zwiedziliśmy wyspy. Dziewczyna z Holandii i student z Osaki, który był bardzo pomocny gdyż nikt nie potrafiłby się inaczej dogadać. Po drodze znaleźliśmy wielki kompleks świątyń, ciągnących się aż do podziemi, Kosanji. W tej samej miejscowości naszym oczom ukazała się ośmiornica, teraz w naszym posiadaniu :)
Potem szybki rajd do plaży ...
... 333;rakuen garden, which has been designated as a cultural heritage and is known as one of three the most beautiful gardens in Japan- definitely worth a visit. Cherry season is on, so there where few people enjoying the season, eating sushi and drinking green teas on the garden, there was a married couple taking photo shoot too.
Jumped into the train again and headed to Fukuyama where we caught a ...
This business hotel was great. My first choice for hotels in this town was full but turned out I was more than happy with this place. Just a 2 minute walk from the station. Very reasonably priced at about 5500yen. Huge, bright lobby, not much English spoken but very friendly front desk staff. They had my bag pre-delivered to my next destinatin/hotel as my plan was to cycle the 77km route: Shimanami Kaido to Imabari, Shikoku the next day. There were other cyclists there at the same time with bikes in bags so this hotel is very used to dealing with cyclists heading out to the Shimanami Kaido. The starting point for this route is 3 min. walk down the hill to the waterfront ferry. Rooms clean. There is a local supermarket about 5 min. walk away where I picked up delicious, cheap take out food for dinner.
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