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... coming to midnight, I did not have to go hungry to bed, there were plenty of food choices around.
Once in bed, I hardly could close an eye, the 12 man dormitory room was full, according to the sound, 11 of them were snoring, one louder then the other!
Naturally, I was tired the following day, not only from not sleeping but the long ride too.
Luckily, the next hostel, which is booked for the two following night, had no ...
... outside to walk around a bit. I’ve packed my laptop, just in case inspiration hits me, or I feel like watching a film somewhere. I wander around aimlessly, having no idea what I want to do. I am not quite hungry yet, or at least don’t feel like eating a full meal, so I move into the nearest convenience store and purchase a rice ball of unknown properties and a small bottle of whisky (or whiskey, I don’t know whether the Japanese sort knows or cares which it belongs ...
... t seem to fancy.
We felt very privileged and were treated very well in the ryokans, I'll miss Japan.
We also enjoyed the 7 samurai home village, with bonsai and the intriguing kanakasi airplane fighters museum with photos of all of them. They looked so young and an old man giving a talk about it, still a lot of interest, after all these decades. No photos allowed.
... stop and steamed chestnuts at another.
The train had also stopped at Kareigawa and Osumi-Yokogawa stations, which are over 100 years old. It is amazing how well the timber had lasted. At the second station, they had this incredible piece of artwork. It had been painstakingly made by coloured sticks and on stepping back, it was a picture of the old railway station, a bit like the aboriginal dot paintings.
On the way, ...
... relic of the past.
We spent about 2.5 hours at Tsuwano but honestly, we could have stayed here for much longer. It was a rush just trying to get to the Taikodani Inari Shrine, which is one of the five greatest Inari shrines. We had to go through several tunnels of tori gates before reaching the shrine, up the hill. It was well worth the effort.
Along the way, ...