Takamatsu Century Hotel
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... crow castle' for its unusual black facade was very aesthetically pleasing. The same can be said for the gardens which has big wide open spaces and all the features of a traditional Japanese garden. After visiting Okayama, I headed on to Hiroshima on the slowest bullet train ever( nearly 2 hours for a 40 minute journey because of 20 minute stops at every station on the way!) Tomorrow I will explore Hiroshima and in particular the peace memorial ...
... booked my next night to sleep.
For a change, this was a bit a different kind of hostel. It's very Japanese style, you sleep on tatami, breakfast is miso soup and rice. Guests are here from Holland, England, Australia and Japan.
I decided actually to stay here an extra day, it's great to be with a bunch of people, where you feel so welcome!
Tomorrow, I will ...
... I didn't hear the price properly and had to get Lynne to translate it for me as the usual thing happens. They assume I am Japanese and can speak the lingo. Anyway, it ended up costing 2800 yen which was pretty expensive at AUD$31 for a piece of cloth and some rope for the straps. By that stage, I was feeling pretty bad that we were probably going to be her only customers for the day or week. So I ended up buying it from her. Oh well, another pressie to lug back ...
... wanted it to be. We bought our lunch for a boat ride out to Naoshima Island. We walked over to the port which was only a few minutes away. We were taking the slow boat out over the Seto Inland Sea, which took about an hour.
It was a great day to be out on the water. The view of the Inland Sea was great although the view of the Naoshima Port wasn't quite so. Sydney Harbour is still the best as far as I am concerned.
... 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 ...