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Kumoto (maybes can't say it let alone spell it) is a dive it is very fortunate the hostel is lovely. No weird curfews and staff that would do anything for you. I really can't be bothered today, I feel the same as I did in Melbourne. I had no real plan there and I don't here either. Well, I did but the mysterious typhoon took care of that. I drag myself out of bed with the vague notion of going to the next town. I know cats is playing there. In my head I ...
... I've stayed in better travel lodges. And I was lonely. It was a relief to move to the Tokyo Yha, with its weird curfew (12pm and 10- 4pm). I slept on the floor of a Japanese style room with two girls who had no English. (Love google translate) but there. I was on the forth floor the shower was on the first. There was no lift. But I made friends and there was wi-fi. The staff treated us like royalty and nothing was too much bother. Hiroshima guest house was hard to find and my ...
... means I get off at the castle not the bus station. I give two girls a blister plaster each and there is much bowing, I'm not sure how to explain that once on it's probably best to soak it off other wise it hurts like hell, they seem clever enough, they'll work it out. 500 yen gets me two people showing me how to get a ticket, the instructions in English would have sufficed but they were very keen to help. The ticket I think is for the castle, no one ...
... considering I was in Japan, I have to call it a Manga-fan Paradise. I had found a Manga Cafe. See the picture below, because I really can't describe how awesome this place is. You can rent open computer cubicles, private rooms, private rooms for 2 people if you want to play against each other on the computer, you can pay a fee and just sit there reading the books, and to make it even better you can even order food from them. Yes indeed I found my little sanctuary ...
... really good. After, we cleaned the classroom. Carlene didn't do much but they had us scrubbing the floors. Then,we walked to a shrine and got a tour. It was really cool but I got bit some more. They had this shrine where if you walk down the stairs and can't move, you are bad. No one had difficulty going down. Then, we took a bus back to WIL and had ...
Other places to stay in Shimabara
Shimabara Onsen, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $82
Shimabara Onsen, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $57
548 Naka-machi, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $56
Shimabara Onsen, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $37
1-1284-1 Shirachimomoyama, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $40
Shimabara Onsen, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $71
1-4 Minatomachi, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $38