Hotel Alpha-One Onomichi
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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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... had done it!! We then had to get to the train station to go to Matsuyama where we were staying for the night. We finally arrived at the hostel at 9:00pm. Sadly we had missed the hours they had their onsen open but we had amazing showers. The hostel was really nice and the guy very helpful. Our room was tatami mats, very clean and comfy. We were sad we wouldn't have any time in Matsuyama as we were just passing through. It is famous for it's big onsen and the castle. Another ...
... which was so nice. It was a little cafe with a library and had a great atmosphere. Here you could buy glasses of sake to try but for around $1 each so really cheap. We tried a couple each and we bought a big and small bottle here. We then went back to the first place and got a cheap bottle there. We couldn't believe the prices. The big cheap bottle (not cheap in quality though, coming from the brewery) was $8 or £5. In Australia it would probably be ...
... home seriously put these to shame." I suppose this is why many Americans and perhaps other folks who don't like Japanese cuisine really struggle here. The Japanese seem to be very good with their own cuisines but perhaps they are too precise to get sloppy stuff right? I'm not sure what the deal is exactly but I have enjoyed "Mister Donut." Yes, it seems they do get Donuts right and today I sampled a fairly wide variety both after breakfast ...
... something that will impress me. With that very laid back frame of mind I started gathering my things and pretty much had everything ready to go when our room phone rang at 10:22AM. As I hadn't even noticed that our room had a phone until this moment it came as a bit of a surprise to me. Erika hopped up and grabbed the phone and she says a few sentences in Japanese and then hangs up. She then says "Checkout was at 10AM so ...
... transpired to be the only hotel) which turned out to be ours. We were handed 2 laminated sheets which detailed the bathing process. Turns out the hotel is a sort of natural spa retreat, with various outdoor pools and sauna rooms, which you're supposed to approach in a certain order - before heading to the separate giant communal bath inside (men and women separately), where you bathe in the warm water overlooking the bay - completely naked. With ...
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