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Travel Blogs from Naruto
The Iya valley is sold in the guidebooks as undiscovered hidden Back to nature Japan. So I was ready for a rushing river and long hikes. And then there is the famous vine bridge crossing the Iya river, a feat of old timey engineering. But I should have remembered that in Japan , if there is something cool to see there is definitely going to be bus parking. So, I stayed in a little guesthouse ,Kel Na Sob, perched ...
From Koya-San we made our way to Shikoku island by ferry, where we headed to Kotahira. En route we stopped off at naruto to marvel at their whirlpools (or massive eddys) and takamatsu to wander about ritsurin park.
Naruto is apparently famed for its "whirlpools" which occur twice a day when the currents change direction. In the park, there is a walkway underneath a huge bridge with glass bottomed sections where you can look at the sea below you. Given some of ...
... like hanging up my hat (or throwing off my bloody backpack more likely) that's my home.. Temples are cool. Great beautiful gardens to stroll in. The Japanese baths are class. And rooms lovely traditional. I'm in love with tatami floor. I hadn't had much to eat but the monk gave me some food for o-settai. Coffee and croissants. I wolfed it and fell asleep. At 7.30pm. Ha! The night owl - beaten at last! ;0) Ding!!! 4am. Wide awake. Blood pumping. The pain of the previous day ...
... Shikoku has fewer people living there each year because young folks move to Tokyo or Osaka or any other big town with more work and more things going on. I guess that happens everywhere tho. I just didn't expect a city to be this empty.. Now I'm back at the hotel. Chilling. Thinking how I should organise my backpack so that I can fit everything in it. My wee shoulder bag is going in the bin. Zip broke completely and I don't want stuff to fall out or be too visible just in ...
Another early start and we bid farewell to Hiroshima and hit the expressway to Shodoshima. The island of Shodoshima lies in the Seto Inland Sea and belongs to Shikoku Island and to reach it we had to ferry the car across the sea form the mainland (Honshu). A totally new experience for me as I think ferries are for people but my mother recounted that until she moved to Australia ferries were something cars went on as well as people ...
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