TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Viruberu Naruto
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2 May 2015
Another pastry breakfast (what was that we said about losing weight in Japan...?) followed by another train, this time to Tokushima, on the east coast of Shikoku. This train was pretty busy, mostly because it featured 'Anpanman,' a popular kid's character on the side, and also HAD A BALL PIT IN ONE OF THE CARRIAGES! Trains in England need to up their game.
After dropping our bags off, we had a little mooch about the ...
... part of the afternoon to walk the route. The weather held off for little old me, until the end. At temple 5 I bought what seemed like cheap oranges. Great I said to myself. At least until I tried one. They were very bitter, and it was a pain to eat them. (The locals like them though as I managed to give the bag to the owners of my hostel.). So with a bag of bitter oranges I made it to the bus stop for a short 10minute ride, which would not come for the next 1.5 hours. With this ...
... with a few set hours in the evening for single showers and ohnsen.
In the meantime, there was much exploring of the soy sodden surroundings to be done. The buildings and trees all about the soy sauce factories truly were blackened by the sauce; the air smelled salty and delicious.
... had soba and grilled river trout and was treated to cookies by the super nice staff while I waited for the bus back to Oboke. Then There was a boat ride and a mega walk up a hill with creepy ghost statues, chatty oba sans that gave me candy and I even saw a tanuki! Then onsen at the hotel and back for a giant vegan dinner. Now that I am just getting my bearings and remembering more Japanese it is time to go. ...
... low tide of the day. So I rushed to a boat pier. Actually, there were a few different boats available, but I just believed the smallest one was the most exciting and took it. The small boat was a bit pricey, but there were only three passengers. Whirlpools were seen near the Great Naruto Bridge. I thought it was dangerous to get out of the cabin, but the other passengers didn't hesitate to get out. Actually, it was not dangerous at all and I was able to take ...
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