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... on a conveyer belt and if you ordered some it would arrive by Shinkansen within 30 seconds of your order. With dishes all priced at ¥100 (60p) a lot of fish was eaten! So with my belly full I said goodby to Makoto and Tomoko and all the other WWOOFers and got on the train bound for Osaka with Lauren. I was sad to leave as I had built up such strong relationships but at the same time it is nice to be in civilisation again where the nearest ice cream isn't a 20 minuet boat ride ...
... to remember Japanese poems. (100 between 8 of them) the best bit by far was during the interval all the students came round and gave massages to the audience, it was bizarre but pretty funny. We also went to Himeji to see the famous castle. We had unintentionally arrived during a food festival so spent more time eating and watching J-pop then looking around the castle. It didn't feel right to see the crowd, almost exclusively made up of middle aged men, ...
Today was a bit of a spare day, due to Nara being a shorter trip than planned, so I decided to head to Okayama which is on the route towards my next hostels destination of Hiroshima. Similarly to Himeji, Okayama has a castle and a famous garden(one of the top 3 in all of Japan) so I spent the late morning and early afternoon pottering around these sights. These two were hidden gems that are mainly missed off tourist itineraries. The castle, known ...
11/2 Stage 63 Saijo to Hayashima km 145
After a short stint to Shikoku Island, I am back to Honshu in Hayashima.
The planned crossing of the mountains to the southern side of Shikoku made no sense, under the miserable weather condition this would have been a torture.
Instead, I rode eastwards along the coast, towards the city of Takamatsu. The mountains in the south were ...
... hovered around the mid-20s today but the humidity must be 95%!! The koi fish in the pond were the largest I have ever seen. I didn't even think they could grow to that size. Clare, you had better watch out for your koi. They may have to be dinner at some stage or another.
We decided not to catch the train back to the station with the others but to walk the 2Km back to the hotel. Hot and sweaty and just a little on the nose too. All in all, according ...