Hotel Excel Okayama
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... when Makoto decided we shouldn't work anymore today and should instead go sailing on his boat, it's safe to say I didn't need much convincing! So after sailing around for a few hours we came back home for the leaving party as Lauren was also leaving. It was no ordinary party but a takoyaki and okonomiyaki party, the type of party where you eat till you can't move and then you eat some more! If that wasn't enough the day of my departure we went to a sushi restaurant where the food ...
So I arrived at Hinase station not knowing what to expect, I had arranged to meet the host outside the station at half 4. So when it got to quarter to 5 I was starting to get worried! Middle of nowhere with it getting dark, not a good situation. Suddenly a truck pulls up beside me and a beaming Makoto-San quickly gets out shakes my hand and ushers me inside. I'm sat next to Kilian a French computer programmer and in front of me is Tomoko-San who doesn't speak ...
... crow castle' for its unusual black facade was very aesthetically pleasing. The same can be said for the gardens which has big wide open spaces and all the features of a traditional Japanese garden. After visiting Okayama, I headed on to Hiroshima on the slowest bullet train ever( nearly 2 hours for a 40 minute journey because of 20 minute stops at every station on the way!) Tomorrow I will explore Hiroshima and in particular the peace memorial ...
... booked my next night to sleep.
For a change, this was a bit a different kind of hostel. It's very Japanese style, you sleep on tatami, breakfast is miso soup and rice. Guests are here from Holland, England, Australia and Japan.
I decided actually to stay here an extra day, it's great to be with a bunch of people, where you feel so welcome!
Tomorrow, I will ...
... and the other is in Korea Town in Tokyo, whatever that suburb is. That was what we were told last year. They might be completely gone now, which is a pity as they had some really quirky stuff. The Daiso shops here have roughly the same stuff that we have at home except that some of the shops are 10 times the size.
Leith and Kay left us to pick David and yet another John from the hotel for dinner. The four of us carried on and went to an Italian restaurant ...