Mihara Terminal Hotel
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... morning. Day 3 6.14am. The third time I woke up that morning and since three is a charm I decided it was time to get up. Within minutes I was packed and ready to rock. I taped my feet and gave them a wee rub. Soon my friends you shall rest! At 6.50am we hit the open road again my two eager feet and I. I walked back the same way I had arrived the previous night. People looked like they been up without any sleep. The fires were already burning. We wished each other ...
Tomorrow I embark on the Shimanami Kaido. That means this is my last evening on Shikoku before I steer my steps towards Honshu. The walk should take 3 days. I'm charging the battery in my hotel room watching bad J-TV. Drinking green tea and looking at what to do in Korea when I get there in less than a week. Will be fun to see old friends in Seoul. Last time I was there (in 2007) I ended up seeing nothing but that city as I had too much fun ...
... 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 ...
We have rented bikes straight from the hotel, took a ferry across and started our cycling day around 10 am. We have met a nice Japanese tourist from Osaka on the ferry and decided to cycle together.
The Shimanami Kaido-sea road links the main islands through series of bridges and small islands. At he beginning we wanted to do the whole 70km cycle route in a day with a ferry back but after a while we have taken more leisure approach and were enjoying the views across ...
Our day has started from visiting Himeji-jo castle and grounds, where the Last Samurai was filmed. Unfortunately the castle is under restoration, so we couldn't see its full glory, we saw the restoration process and techniques used to renovate it as well as parts of the castle itself. It's unusual black and white roof is magnificent!
We have taken shinkansen to Okayama from Himeji and visited beautiful ...
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