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... much-needed lazy morning then had a wonder into town for lunch, before heading to the foot of Mount Bizan on the west side of the city to see the
The Awa Odori is a folk dance that is famous throughout Japan, but Tokushima is known for it in particular. We actually saw people dancing the Awa Odori at the festival in Kagoshima, and only now realised what that was!
Tokushima has a museum dedicated to the history ...
... part of the afternoon to walk the route. The weather held off for little old me, until the end. At temple 5 I bought what seemed like cheap oranges. Great I said to myself. At least until I tried one. They were very bitter, and it was a pain to eat them. (The locals like them though as I managed to give the bag to the owners of my hostel.). So with a bag of bitter oranges I made it to the bus stop for a short 10minute ride, which would not come for the next 1.5 hours. With this ...
... gorge run by a super nice guy and his vegan cooking wife. It was great hanging out with the other guests and getting to know the staff. I took a bus out to the famous bridge and I was lucky to get there before the crowds. It was cool, but then what? You really need a car to get yourself to a trailhead. I tried walking on the road, but the trucks made it no fun. So I found a cool restaurant hanging over the ...
... As we were running out of time before the park was due to close we practically ran around the park and managed to do most of the 1hr & 40 minute walk in 30 minutes, whilst also carrying 15kg each!!
Naruto was ok if you're passing through it but we wouldn't recommend just heading there, so maybe a thumbs down. However, ritsurin park was beautiful and we would have liked to spend longer there so probably a thumbs up.
Next stop Kotohira and a ryokan ...
... to be a sign. 15min later I was aboard one of 3 trains leaving that day and being whisked through a milky landscape as fog rolled down the mountain side. I didn't feel bad for cheating just a little. If Japanese pilgrims can go by car (taxi even), motorcycles and buses then heck, I'm allowed to use the train. And that's that. The youth hostel had closed of course but there was a budget Inn opposite the train station. While waiting for the weather to clear up ...