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... Maples and plums. Autumn leaves not as evident as we are further south and not as cold yet, but Okayama does get some snow in winter. There is lots of water features, channels, ponds and lakes and it is all at varying levels which the engineer picked up and gave me a lesson in water hydraulics, water flow velocities, cumecs and that sort of stuff. For something finished in 1700, it is a pretty complex and smart piece of design.
... at night with all the lights on, very ugly view by day.
We settled in and then made a mad dash to catch a bus to Korakuen Garden (1 of the 3 best in Japan). Right bus stop, but wrong bus! We have been spoilt in the other major centres with English signposting including on buses, but seems Okayama has avoided those changes. Ended up walking for ages and gave up on visiting the garden today.
So far Okayama ...
... Had our last Japanese dinner then back to
the room to pack. It’s been another great day.
Thanks for going on this journey with us by taking the time
to read about our adventures in Japan. It has more than exceeded our
expectations and a trip that we would highly recommend putting on your ‘bucket
lists’. We’ll say good-bye for now.
Until our next adventure,
Brad and Heather
... minute ferry ride from there to Naoshima Island.
After our superfast train to Okayama, our train to Chayamachi was a complete contrast. The train name on the board was "one man" and it was literally one man and one carriage. He not only drove the train, he took the fares and blew his own whistle.
... on until we heard gun fire, and clapping. We realised that there was a demonstration taking place in front of the castle, with several people in costumes, firing various different types of guns. There was quite a crowd gathered, with film cameras and all sorts. We stood around the edge of the crowd for a while, but not being able to see very well, decided to move on and into the castle.
The castle was pretty but expensive. We headed up ...