TripAdvisor Reviews Qkamura Samuki-Goshikidai Sakaide
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... Maples and plums. Autumn leaves not as evident as we are further south and not as cold yet, but Okayama does get some snow in winter. There is lots of water features, channels, ponds and lakes and it is all at varying levels which the engineer picked up and gave me a lesson in water hydraulics, water flow velocities, cumecs and that sort of stuff. For something finished in 1700, it is a pretty complex and smart piece of design.
... impress, it is downright unattractive, but then the only reason we are here is for the garden. We will see what tomorrow brings.
Dinner was also a failure as everywhere needed reservations and we were too tired to wait. Ended up with the worse meal we have had in Japan. Some days are just full of disappointments!!! Guess the Wallabies feel much the same way.
... Not good for
One of the highlights of Takamatsu is the Ritsurin gardens.
There are no flowers, rather there are ponds and immaculately sculpted trees
and rocks and traditional tea houses. It is all so simple yet so effective. We
spent a couple of hours here just wandering and sitting and enjoying the
peaceful surroundings. We stopped and had a cup of Matcha tea at one of the
teahouses which was ...
... we bought last night and topped off the toast - we knew it would come in handy!
We are speeding along on the super express Shinkansen to Okayama and just passing through Osaka which is huge, spread out to the hills in the distance. We change trains at Okayama going to Chayamachi, then a local train to Uno and ...
It was somewhat out of necessity that we were staying in Okayama for the weekend. We'd looked at various places to stay, and found that almost everywhere was booked up. We learnt this was because the weekend was another Japanese holiday. Okayama did at least have available hotel rooms, though they were expensive. We arrived on the bullet train from Hiroshima, and walked the 400 metres or so to the hotel. The hotel was nice, and it was the first time ...