Touyoko Inn Takamatsu Nakashinchou
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... call it "crow castle " as it is painted black.
We then caught the train to Kurashika which has old historic buildings that had mostly been storehouses and granaries in the old days. Kurashiki means "store house village". They are situated on a canal system. It was very low key and we seemed to be the only foreigners there but it has a very good art gallery with original Picasso's, Matisse, Cezanne, Joan Mori and others. A rich local ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... Tom and Wills, we had an hour long catch up. During this call, we were contacted by the fabulous Jack and El, and so called them afterwards. Jack and El were also on a call to the marvelous Jesse. We were able to talk to Jack and El for nearly two hours and had a great catch up. After that, we called Jesse and were able to have a good quality chat with him for approaching an hour. By the end of this time, it was nearly midnight for us, and we'd ...