Travel Blogs from Okayama
... run into each other as much as they did. Kyoto and Osaka maybe but it just carried on through Kobe, Akashi, Himeji etc. and it was only the last few kms that you saw any green. Also lots of smog. Pretty heavily industrialised.
Changed trains in Okayama and went across a pretty impressive bridge linking the two islands. No photos though as I was on the bridge!!!
Takamatsu nice ...
... called 'Open Field' was so mind blowing I don't think I can even describe it. You are escorted into a room with a blue square of light on the wall with black steps leading up to it. It was only me and a young Japanese guy and we were told to climb the steps and stand in front of this endless blue field of light , which I thought was a wall, But then we walked right INTO it. We ...
The alarm went off at 6am to allow plenty of time for queueing at breakfast. In the event there was no queue! We were off to Okayama on the bullet train, called the Shinkansen. They came through every 10 minutes or so, stopped for just a couple of minutes, and with a whoosh were off again. Very plush inside, 5 seats wide and lots of leg room. We passed, at around 280 kph, endless suburbia, with a backdrop ...
... The gallery here was closed as well but it's a picturesque setting with a bunch of old black and white warehouses set along the canal. Nothing particularly special but a nice quiet way to pass the middle of the day. Lunch was Sashimi Gozen, very similar to what I had for dinner in the Ryokan in Beppu but ...
Used this as a stop gap on our way back to Osaka but it is
well worth a visit in its own right with one of the most visited gardens in
Japan (Korakuen) as well as its acess to the castle at Himeji. Whilst still
stunning (it is currently being renovated), we decided to endulge in more
geekyness by visiting Engyoji, a cable car ride up a mountain just outside
Himeji and also a filming location in the Last Samurai movie. ...
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