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Today was a bit of a spare day, due to Nara being a shorter trip than planned, so I decided to head to Okayama which is on the route towards my next hostels destination of Hiroshima. Similarly to Himeji, Okayama has a castle and a famous garden(one of the top 3 in all of Japan) so I spent the late morning and early afternoon pottering around these sights. These two were hidden gems that are mainly missed off tourist itineraries. The castle, known ...
... booked my next night to sleep.
For a change, this was a bit a different kind of hostel. It's very Japanese style, you sleep on tatami, breakfast is miso soup and rice. Guests are here from Holland, England, Australia and Japan.
I decided actually to stay here an extra day, it's great to be with a bunch of people, where you feel so welcome!
Tomorrow, I will ...
We left on the Ishizuchi 3 Limited Express train at 8.45am bound for Iyo-Saijo at 10.18am. It is a distance of about 110Km on the northern coast of Shikoku. We could see the bridge that we were on yesterday as well as the Seto Inland Sea. It was slightly drizzly but not enough to require a raincoat. Besides, it was only a 20 minute walk to the station and we would be on the train after that. It fined up once we reached Iyo-Saijo.
The Shikoku Railway History ...
... wanted it to be. We bought our lunch for a boat ride out to Naoshima Island. We walked over to the port which was only a few minutes away. We were taking the slow boat out over the Seto Inland Sea, which took about an hour.
It was a great day to be out on the water. The view of the Inland Sea was great although the view of the Naoshima Port wasn't quite so. Sydney Harbour is still the best as far as I am concerned.
... ferry ride there & back and it lovely sitting up at the front watching smaller islands go by as we headed towards Shodoshima, naturally we had to have some olive ice cream while waiting for the return ferry.
Next day was a short local train ride around the bay to Iyo Saigo to see the Shikoku Railway Museum, very new only opened this year it commemorating the ...