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Our goal achieved, we now had time to enjoy the rest of the day. We've been lucky with the weather as it was raining in Beppu as we left, but Takamatsu was lovely and sunny again, so we headed to Ritsuen Koen (park) to have a look around the gardens.
This was another sculpted gardens but, acknowledging that it couldn't compete with the likes of Kurakuen in Okayama, Ritsuen Koen's focus was on ...
... found it strange to see a foreigner, with boots around the neck, walking barefoot. I just hoped that it was not offensive. On one particularly steep set of stairs, an old man was climbing the mountain. He was doing very well. Upon seeing my feet (the first he saw of me), he made a classic exclamation, owwooaah, ooowwooooaahh. His surprise was a pleasure, the excitement (i think) in his voice.
Making my way down the mountain I ...
Entering Takamatsu the travelers crossed the Grand Seto Bridge: 13 KM long and ¥3,500. There's a stop in the middle with photo-ops and a long line of vending machines.
The next morning, the younger Ito, Mouse, and Fox went to the Konpira Shrine. There are many steps, but a pleasant walk it is.
... the pasta main but some of them were a bit too Japanese to be Italian - soy sauce and/or salmon roe in the mix somewhere. Overall, it was a very nice meal.
We went back to the hotel at about 7.30pm for more laundry and downloaded more photos from today, as well as to write this blog.
We leave for Kyoto tomorrow morning at 8.45am. Bags in the foyer at 8.20am so that the taxis can take them to the station for us. No point wrecking the wheels on my bag.
... train. It is a double decker train and pretty much glass all around. The front four seats on the lower ground are just behind the driver's compartment, which is all glass as well. That way, you can observe what the driver is doing.
In this case, for the first half of the journey, the driver was under instruction. He has to point literally to the timetable on a clipboard, to signs and signals in and out of the train. He has a ...