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... crow castle' for its unusual black facade was very aesthetically pleasing. The same can be said for the gardens which has big wide open spaces and all the features of a traditional Japanese garden. After visiting Okayama, I headed on to Hiroshima on the slowest bullet train ever( nearly 2 hours for a 40 minute journey because of 20 minute stops at every station on the way!) Tomorrow I will explore Hiroshima and in particular the peace memorial ...
... booked my next night to sleep.
For a change, this was a bit a different kind of hostel. It's very Japanese style, you sleep on tatami, breakfast is miso soup and rice. Guests are here from Holland, England, Australia and Japan.
I decided actually to stay here an extra day, it's great to be with a bunch of people, where you feel so welcome!
Tomorrow, I will ...
... lords and eventually took 100 years to complete in 1754. From that time till 1870, Ritsurin Garden was used as the Matsudaira Family's villa. It spanned 228 years and 11 successive generations.
We spent about 2 hours wandering through the Garden. Lots of ponds, bridges and tea houses. Unfortunately, we are about 2 to 3 weeks too early for the autumn leaves. ...
... train. It is a double decker train and pretty much glass all around. The front four seats on the lower ground are just behind the driver's compartment, which is all glass as well. That way, you can observe what the driver is doing.
In this case, for the first half of the journey, the driver was under instruction. He has to point literally to the timetable on a clipboard, to signs and signals in and out of the train. He has a ...
... ferry ride there & back and it lovely sitting up at the front watching smaller islands go by as we headed towards Shodoshima, naturally we had to have some olive ice cream while waiting for the return ferry.
Next day was a short local train ride around the bay to Iyo Saigo to see the Shikoku Railway Museum, very new only opened this year it commemorating the ...