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... 8211; not like anything we’ve tasted back home. Of course you can get any type of cuisine here you want – Italian, French, Indian and lots of Starbucks – it was a bit strange the other night when we went for Indian food and the Indian waiter could only speak Japanese!
We had a great 5 days in Matsuyama – we saw and did many things including walking to one of the temple on the pilgrimage hike. The weather continues to be awesome – 24-26 degrees each ...
Today is a relaxing day: shopping and bathing ;) After a slow start and a breakfast at the ryokan, we took the tram to Matsuyama and headed for the shopping street with 3 goals in mind: 1. Buy some herbs and spices we will need to cook Japanese back home in the NL 2. Find me (Julia) a yukata 3. And of course, if possible, find some more souvenirs ;) We succeeded at all three. I think we are quite good ...
... so with some time to spare, i went for a walk and noticed that a lot of people were walking on the streets in their yukatas (cotton kimono used in ryokans) going from one bath house to the other. Gezellig ;) Dinner was as we are used in Ryokans: lots of small dishes like soup, sashimi, meat, salad, and rice of course. Good food :) In the meantime, our room with table had been switched into a room with futon beds: good ...
... as well as our aching muscles complaining about it! It was now time to get to Imabari, a city on our new main island of Shikoku where we could drop the bikes off. On the way down we passed where we tied the dog up and he was gone. Hope he wasn't dognapped! We were exhausted and hungry so imagine our joy when we passed one of the cheap sushi train places. We quickly turned back and had a well earned and delicious load of sushi. Then we carried on and found the bike drop ...
WE DID: - Train from Hiroshima - Okayama - Matsuyama. - Bike ride (free hotel bikes) around Shiroyama Park - at the base of Matsuyama-jo. - pottered through the Okaido shopping district, visiting the amusement area (quick go at Super Mario Cart!) WE ATE: - Lunch at a pork specialist restaurant - different cuts of fried pork with a variety of sauces. - got really multicultural drinking French wine in an ...