Hotel Area One Okayama
Photos of Hotel Area One Okayama
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Area One Okayama
Travel Blogs from Okayama
Today was a bit of a spare day, due to Nara being a shorter trip than planned, so I decided to head to Okayama which is on the route towards my next hostels destination of Hiroshima. Similarly to Himeji, Okayama has a castle and a famous garden(one of the top 3 in all of Japan) so I spent the late morning and early afternoon pottering around these sights. These two were hidden gems that are mainly missed off tourist itineraries. The castle, known ...
... hard to find a rhythm in such surrounding, but well, that's how it is!
The 12 km long bride crossing from near Marugame is only open for the train and cars, bicycles have to ride further east to Takamatsu, to catch a ferry, which made my day a bit longer then expected.
After getting of the ferry in Tamano, another 30 km into the dark night had to be covered,to reach Hayashima, ...
... and the other is in Korea Town in Tokyo, whatever that suburb is. That was what we were told last year. They might be completely gone now, which is a pity as they had some really quirky stuff. The Daiso shops here have roughly the same stuff that we have at home except that some of the shops are 10 times the size.
Leith and Kay left us to pick David and yet another John from the hotel for dinner. The four of us carried on and went to an Italian restaurant ...
We were going to make our way to the contemporary art museum called Benesse House. We weren't allowed to take any photos of the "artwork" within the museum itself. However, there were scattered works of art on the grounds outside.
Owen had said that it would take us only 35 minutes to walk from the Port to the Museum. Well, it took us 30 minutes to walk to the car park uphill and then another ...
... Shinkansen Shinji
It contained one of the first Shinkansen engine carriages very different from the modern ones it that the front was more conventional with a snub nose not the sleek arrow shaped ones of today.
In the afternoon we visited the Ritsurin Gardens which are on the outskirts of Kyoto. We came atthe North entrance which is close to ...