Mihara Station Hotel
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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 ...
... away already. I am still quite amazed how the world changes when darkness falls. Specially on a small island where there's no bright city lights to hold back the shadows that grows bigger and longer until they cover every inch. The senses of the body and mind awakens more and more too. Hearing feels like its sharper than a fox' pointy ears. Muscles tighten up in case there danger louring in the bushes. Like more of those darn food thieving little creatures. That was ...
... at the hostel. This time I'm starting in the other end with a railpass so I'm sure I get to see a lot more this time around. I had a good few last days on Shikoku tho. Very relaxed in Matsuyama's onsen neighbourhood Dogo. Anyone who is a Studio Ghibli fan knows that this bath house stood as model for the one in Spirited Away. It's a gorgeous building and apparently the oldest onsen in Japan.. But when it comes to the bath itself well.. ...
... that is focused on the victims. Mum said she had to rush through that. I don't blame her. It was pretty tough to read about people's experiences and the trauma involved. Despite this it was a worthwhile, and necessary, experience. After this, we all needed a much-needed break from history, so we went shopping. I managed to buy cheap sunnies, Dad got his glasses professionally cleaned for free and Mum finally found a bookstore that had English ...
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