Travel Blogs from Mihara
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 ...
... bus stop and had the great luck of meeting an English speaking Japanese lady there. She kindly explained that there was two buses. One went in the completely other direction and the other one was mine. But I had just missed it and next one was 7.04pm and it would stop nearby. Her bus arrived and she wished me good luck and disappeared. Then there's this Tottoro moment, or Harry Potter for you guys who doesn't watch japanese anime. Or for you who watch neither I'm ...
... 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. ...
... for lunch (there is only so much tempura you can take and with our track record of picking lunch destinations it was convenient). After lunch it was time to visit the Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum. I was a little worried about Mum as she seemed to think Hiroshima had been bombed by the Germans (maybe she was sick from school the day they taught that). The Peace Park is beautiful and the impact of the bomb is emphasised by the A-Dome, the old ...
... 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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