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11/2 Stage 63 Saijo to Hayashima km 145
After a short stint to Shikoku Island, I am back to Honshu in Hayashima.
The planned crossing of the mountains to the southern side of Shikoku made no sense, under the miserable weather condition this would have been a torture.
Instead, I rode eastwards along the coast, towards the city of Takamatsu. The mountains in the south were ...
... 5 of them in this group) was leaving the tour to join his wife in Kyoto for a day or so, before flying home to Sydney. It would also make it doubly less confusing now as this John is also John Ward, the same as our neighbour John, who is also on the tour with us.
We caught a small one carriage tram car thingy to the Ritsurin Garden. The Garden was original constructed in the mid 1620s by a feudal lord called Takatoshi Ikoma. The Gardens were expanded upon ...
We caught the Sakura 542 Shinkansen from Hakata to Okayama, arriving at 10.33am. It took just 110 minutes to travel the 446Km. We can't fathom that kind of speed in Australia at all. All our luggage was piled into the second carriage with one poor unlucky chap.
20 minutes later, we were on the Marine Liner 23 train to Takamatsu, taking a bit under an hour to travel the 100Km or so.
The Marine Liner 23 is ...
... ferry ride there & back and it lovely sitting up at the front watching smaller islands go by as we headed towards Shodoshima, naturally we had to have some olive ice cream while waiting for the return ferry.
Next day was a short local train ride around the bay to Iyo Saigo to see the Shikoku Railway Museum, very new only opened this year it commemorating the ...
... s associated with the Ohara Museum. The Annex (more modern art), Modern Asian art, Craft Art and the Kojima Memorial Gallery. Everything from prehistory pieces to funky multimedia from this year. A wander of the the old streets and then along the shopping strip that leads back to the Train Station. Today was a focus on bikes. Riders of all ages and can be in their 60s and 70s and the females may outnumber the males. Almost ...
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