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... to get off the train, and there was a band playing along the riverside.
When we tried to ask what was happening, no one spoke enough English to say anything other than 'ebento-desu' – 'it's an event.'
After a Google search last night we realised that there just so happened to be an anime festival in Tokushima for the next couple of days – Machi Asobi – what are the odds?!
With the change of plans, we ...
... 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 ...
The Iya valley is sold in the guidebooks as undiscovered hidden Back to nature Japan. So I was ready for a rushing river and long hikes. And then there is the famous vine bridge crossing the Iya river, a feat of old timey engineering. But I should have remembered that in Japan , if there is something cool to see there is definitely going to be bus parking. So, I stayed in a little guesthouse ,Kel Na Sob, perched ...
... 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 ...