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... stay in Tatsue and then the last night in Osaka. The temple I stayed in is on the route for the pilgrims that wslk sround Shikoku. So it was a really different feeling than koya san. Not being a pilgrim I felt really out of place and noone really spoke any English. The head monk knew a few words, showed me my tatami room. The next time I saw him he had his fancy robes on and was chanting in the temple for ...
... town where we were stranded.
We eventually did make it to takamatsu and, as it was getting late, we made another mad dash to fit in a trip to Ritsurin park. At this point we were still lugging our big backpacks around, but unfortunately, when we got to the park we couldn't fit our packs into one locker. As we were too cheap to pay for two lockers we settled for carrying them with us! Ritsurin park has 2 walking trails, one is 60 minutes and the other is ...
... fried octopus balls) and then I couldn't move for an hour. That afternoon I made it to Kamojima and had a true deja vu experience. I couldn't find my hotel and stopped by a hair saloon to ask for directions. As I was in there the sky opened up and rain started pouring. The lady in there did nit only explain the way but also grabbed two umbrellas and together we ran through the rain to my hotel. Just like Osaka 2006. Japanese people are amazing. She even left me the umbrella as ...
So I woke up at 3am today. Not too surprising since I pretty much passed out at the hotel as soon as i arrived yesterday and slept for 12hrs solid. As i refused to get up at 3am I laid in bed until after 5am and just pondered - my brain slowly regaining some juice after days of serious sleep deprivation. After a well-needed shower the time was food time. At 6.10am I buzzed down to the foyer to retrieve my breakfast tray. Banana, hard boiled egg, sweet bun with raisins, coffee ...
... enough to sell anything made locally (its often either from the Mediterranean). As far as we were concerned, the whole olive thing is a scam! I reckon they should focus on the boutique soy making as most other boutique made soy sauce breweries elsewhere to this island only use steel tanks.
The island is also famous for the setting of the novel (and films) Twenty-Four Eyes based on a true story of a school teacher ...
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