Toyoko Inn Takamtsu Hyogo-Machi
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... tea in a small tea house on Nakajima-no-shima Island that is a tiny island within a larger pond in the gardens. The hostess only takes 6 at a time at a cost of 800 yen each, which is expensive for a cup of tea, but you pay for the privilege of the experience. We were lucky as I met a young Japanese man and his girlfriend at the footbridge entry and he said "you have to try it, worth the 800 yen". We got his vacant spot. The hostess then closes the ...
... 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.
... Some of the trees were just starting to change
colour -I can only imagine what it will look like in a couple of weeks from
Saturday afternoon was spent with Maiko and her family. They
came to the hotel to pick us up and off we went to the top of Mt. Yashima. On
top of this mountain is the 83rd temple on the pilgrimage journey.
There was also views out to the Seto Inland Sea although it was a ...
... 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.
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 ...