TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Minatoya Onomichi
Travel Blogs from Onomichi
... spectacular views of the hillside, river and huge boulders below...think Puffing Billy on steroids! An awesome experience! As dusk fell we headed to a quaint riverside town to witness cormorant fishing. Birds on leashes, diving for fish from ancient looking boats. The fishermen keep the large fish while the birds get the rest. Sake on the banks of the river, in the rain, with paper lanterns swaying in the breeze completed our day. This was the longest. Home after ...
Took the early morning train from Hiroshima to Onomichi to start my 70km cycling trip to Imbari. Was looking forward to the trip. This trip reminds me of the cycling through Vancouver islands. Island hopping. It is very easy to go from one place to the next. All routes are well ...
... straight down to Hishio Bathing Beach. Haha! Sure it does - not!! Everything went according to plan in the beginning. I had a nice stroll around the island. Met 250 scouts who ALL yelled Ohayo Gozaimasu (good morning) or Konnichiwa (hello). I had no voice left after that incident. But they were cute in their round straw hats and the wee ones bounced their way along the road. Then things went a bit sour. I got to the sign that told me to turn right for route 376. So far so ...
... the people of Imabari never seen a ridiculous western tantrum before - well then they have now.. I probably made up a few hundred new swear words mixing English/Swedish/Polish/and even some Japanese.. Ha! Map Schmap! Absolutely useless.. But the hotel totally made up for putting out the wrong road and route numbers on the map. However it was another Shikoku test me thinks. Life likes to put these little trials at my feet and if I pass then ...
... end we have decided to go as far as Ikuchijima, visit the temple and get back by ferry.
The Kosanji Temple is quite different to the other we saw; very colourful with Chinese dragons and signs- one could thing that it is cluttered with objects, colours and kitsch. The entire temple complex is quite big with caves, gardens and temples itself - definitely worth a visit.
We have bought a dried squid on the local market, apparently it is best fried on both ...
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