Travel Blogs from Mihara
Another massive day, but the weather has turned and the heavens have opened up wide! Train trip to Arashiyama where we experienced Batik making. After chosing the design and the article we wanted to work on, we set about with paint brushes and hot wax to trace and paint! The finished products are amazing! The little old lady, who we dubbed Elsie, helped me draw cherry blossom, my name and the date in Japanese. They have been in this business for over 50 years, ...
... bike paths are clear. I passed through 8 Islands and 7 bridges. Each bridge is designed very unique and different from the other one. I landed at the Sunrise Itoyama bicycle terminal for the night for 4200¥ per night. The bath is quite an experience in the form of the Japanese ...
... Onomichi was within reach so I could chill all day and take it easy. Or so I thought.. Time was only 9am and according to the map on the side of the road the swimming beach was approx 4km in the opposite direction from the cycling route. But I figured that it was a bit much to get there that early. I would be burnt to a crisp long before noon. So I though why not following the route for a couple of hours and see the island and then make a turn and follow road 376 ...
... lasted a whopping 5 weeks! I arrived in Imabari just before 1pm. The trainride to get here was only an hour and that was the slow train that stops every 2 minutes and lets more and more people on who all search the cart frenetically so they don't have to sit next to a stranger - specially not me. I could have arrived early and spent the day in Imabari but I had no rush leaving Matsuyama. It's a pretty city. The black castle on the hill. ...
... do you think? Dad went back to ask for directions and one of the patrons kindly showed us that it was just three shops away from the bar! (We are the worst!). The patron then made sure the chef knew we were there. Then the barman came out to check that we were ok - great service! Our food of choice tonight was okonomiyaki. It is a savory think pancake, topped with Chinese cabbage, bean sprouts,seafood and topped with soba noodles (which are lovely ...
Other places to stay in Mihara
64-25 Zennyuji, Hongo-cho, Mihara | Hotelfrom $96
2-2-2 Shiro-machi, Mihara | Hotelfrom $59
3-7-14 Shiromachi, Mihara | Hotelfrom $42
1-9-2 Shiro-machi, Mihara | Hotelfrom $92
1-2-1 Shiromachi, Mihara | Hotelfrom $55
1-10-15 Shiro-machi, Mihara | Hotelfrom $50
1-3-5 Yakata-machi, Mihara | Hotelfrom $80
1426-1 Hongo-cho Hongo, Mihara | Hotelfrom $48