TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Todai Mihara
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... done secretly by the Japanese government so it was interesting to see the ruins left behind after it's abandonment. We carried on around the island and found a small path. We went down it and came to a beach. Sadly the entrance to it was covered in rubbish but the beach itself was fine and we had it to ourselves. We sat on some rocks and enjoyed the view. Then we headed back up and did some more climbing through the centre of the island. There were so ...
... 1 after breakfast on this day is to track down some "Comfortable Shoes" as Forest Gump might say. We managed to have an American style breakfast (waffles, eggs and coffee) at a little diner about a block from our hotel. It makes me realize that an iHop would do a brisk business here in Japan as this was the first meal I've had that was decidedly unimpressive. Erika said "Your waffles are about 10 times better than these" and "The eggs we ...
... something that will impress me. With that very laid back frame of mind I started gathering my things and pretty much had everything ready to go when our room phone rang at 10:22AM. As I hadn't even noticed that our room had a phone until this moment it came as a bit of a surprise to me. Erika hopped up and grabbed the phone and she says a few sentences in Japanese and then hangs up. She then says "Checkout was at 10AM so ...
... enjoyed a vegetarian meal (seemingly all health foods) cooked by is in a similar manner to Shabu Shabu. The real treat came at the end of the meal when the waitress announced something in Japanese and started beating a drum. From behind us came a man(?) dressed in a kind of cloak with mask on of a smiling Japanese man and he proceeded to rub his hammer (not a euphemism!) on certain parts of guests' bodies. Our interpretation of this is that it's ...
... all around (to be honest, still quite spooky but amazing too) - and then we followed the winding passage out into the sunlight to be faced with a 15ft statue of the Buddha of Mercy. - caught the ferry back to Mihara then the train to Fukuyama (where we're staying the night) from there WE ATE: Onomichi noodles: egg noodles in broth with slices of pork Fried octopus WE LOVED: - getting more remote - we've been pretty spoilt up until now ...
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