Mihara Station Hotel
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... could see what was happening. Then we went to the tasting area. There were lots to try and it was a help yourself deal so help ourselves we did! The next one we visited, Fukubijin, was like a small shop and had no tasting (boooooo!) but we bought a small bottle from here. The next place, Saijotsuru, had tastings and a very helpful lady who told us about different sake types. I couldn't resist getting a small bottle of plum sake. Then we found the last ...
... re talking, our two beers arrive and I pick up mine and say "Kampai." This of course means "Cheers" in Japanese. All 5 of us clink glasses and take a drink at which point a very funny guy, the grill cook, turns up and says "I am the speak English menu." Erika and I chuckled and we ordered up a bit of a feast with the help of the grill cook. He didn't steer us wrong and he stopped by 2 more times just to see how we were doing. We ordered ...
... we should get going." Doh! I hadn't realized that either. With that, Erika starts packing up and within a few minutes we are loaded up and ready to leave. We of course stop by the concierge in the lobby to get some details as to how to get to our next destination - Onomichi. Despite our late exit they were very nice and they provided all the info we needed to get to our next destination.
A few slow trains, ...
... is a speciality of the area. It reminded James of Benedictine. So, back to Island to brave the baths - luckily we could check in early too, so we went to our room to gather ourselves. The baths were bonkers. To cut a long story short they involved alternately crawling into human clay ovens, running into the freezing sea and soaking in some rather unclean-looking leaf-filled baths. The area itself looked like an unfinished worksite and there was a line ...
... e else (definitely no westerners!), beautifully painted buildings which you could get really close to and even go inside. And we were pottering around the gardens when James saw a lantern-lit cave lined with buddhas and we ventured inside - deeper and deeper, past scenes from hell (terrifying, we both started frantically repenting our sins) until we got to the Enlightenment of Buddhas, with a waterfall and votive tablets ...
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