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 ...
... with the boys room being on the top floor. Have a shower and wander down to a toast and salad breakfast at around 8:30. Makoto would give us our tasks and we would crack on for about an hour before ocha time! (It quickly became my favourite time of day) another hours work and it was time for lunch. It's safe to say Tomoko's cooking is great, every meal has the staple rice, meat/fish and veg but I have never had the same dish twice, she seems to have a ...
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 ...
... the smallest of the train museums that we had been to. There was the original bullet train from 1964. It had done over 10 million kilometres which is equivalent to circling the earth about 24 times. There was another "normal" local train there as well as a steam engine train. This was nothing compared with the other museums which had 15 trains or more on their premises.
We went into the next building which was a memorial to Shinjo Sogo. He had a dream of ...