Sakaide Grand Hotel
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... people in his area should have access to European art and funded all the acquisitions which are stored in a building that would be at home in Paris or Rome. It was quite enjoyable and relaxing with a beautifully designed modern annex to the main gallery.
Dinner was sushi and these beautiful rice balls full of vegetables, a French Pinot Noir and divine creme caramel. I just do not understand how the majority of Japanese are thin, they love ...
... flatter land is densely populated. The cities look very ordinary from the train with mostly 60's style stalag apartment blocks that appeared in the economic boom after World War 2. Some cities were obliterated by American bombing so lost their historical buildings and of course many civilians also died.
Mind you the development seems to be creeping up the hills, and big high rises sitting on hills on the ...
... 8211; every time! Having said that,
on the major routes all of the stops are announced in Japanese as well as
English which is very helpful.
Some of you may remember that we hosted a couple of young
Japanese girls prior to having Nobuko live with us. Strangely enough one of
them – Maiko – sent us a lovely letter and photos before we left for Japan. She
had no idea that we were coming this way. She is ...
... minute ferry ride from there to Naoshima Island.
After our superfast train to Okayama, our train to Chayamachi was a complete contrast. The train name on the board was "one man" and it was literally one man and one carriage. He not only drove the train, he took the fares and blew his own whistle.
... on until we heard gun fire, and clapping. We realised that there was a demonstration taking place in front of the castle, with several people in costumes, firing various different types of guns. There was quite a crowd gathered, with film cameras and all sorts. We stood around the edge of the crowd for a while, but not being able to see very well, decided to move on and into the castle.
The castle was pretty but expensive. We headed up ...