Toyoko Inn Hiroshima Heiwa Odori
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... in front of the Itsukusima Shrine. So we could appreciate the Shrine and Tori gate at high tide (we arrived at low tide) we decided to go straight to the Buddhist Temple, Daisho-in, and walk up Mount Misen, before the hoards of tourists arrived! The Daisho-in is beautiful. It is nestled in woodland at the foot of Mount Misen with fabulous gardens, a pond, pavilions and all sorts of interesting nooks and crannies filled with Buddhist artefacts. The walk ...
Oh what a night!!!
Another holiday first, but I would have been happy to miss this one.
It was 2.54 am and we awoke in the dark to the sensation of someone forcefully rocking our bed side to side, whilst swaying. It felt and sounded like being on a tree branch in a strong wind with the squeaking noise.
I could also hear the water sloshing around in the toilet bowl in the bathroom and our water bottles.
Phil, who usually sleeps thru everything instantly came ...
... on how to pay we head off. In Hiroshima you pay when you get off and the fare is based on a number you get on the ticket and you just put the money in the drivers collecting device and get off. Maybe it's my cynicism but there's no reason not to put a few Yen less in as he doesn't check, maybe they do or maybe they thinks it's wrong and pay the correct amount. Anyway a friendly American tells us when it's our stop and after a short walk we arrive at our hotel ...
... year olds were familiar with swimming so their lessons were more about actual swimming strokes such as the butterfly. They were very comfortable in the water I was very impressed. Swimming is important in Japan because many children drown in overflowing rivers because of rice fields. Rivers are on the side of the roads and there are no barricades in many places. So it is would be very easy to fall into a river and the are pretty deep. For an adult you may fall and be ...
I don't leave the hostel until noon. Stupidly underestimating the time it would take me to get to hiroshima. I can't get the fast train but I do manage to get the right on to Osaka it takes about 4 hours because it stops at every stop. I have to change in Osaka which is ok. What is not ok that I end up sitting to the most annoying man I've met for a while. He talks non stop in a stupid accent and lectures me about photo booths and ...