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The last days of the JR pass

sunny 20 °C

my account has crashed so i have to use alisons account again.

i think our last blog was in yonago? afterwards, i tried to head to town to get some dinner, but alison grumped and insisted there were some nice looking restaurants near the bus stop... so we went that way, and sure enough there were no restaurants. but there were a wide selection of strip clubs and brothels. so we had dinner in a lawson station (its a shop) and ate it on the beach, which was nice. sea surprisingly chilly for an onsen. oh and it was the sea of japan, so ive stood in that now.

then we went south to okiyama, saw the u-jo crow castle and one of japans top three gardens, which was good, then with some time to kill we headed to himeji which was awsome, top three sights so far i think, but theres been so much... hotel was so posh that i felt uncomfortable in the lobby.

that left us with a free day. on the train to nagoya i erupted in anger and decided to go elsewhere instead. so we went to takayama which was nice, really impressive floats for festivals and some nice streets of oldness and good food. slept in a temple. next day checked out a folk village which was pretty, then trained it to osaka. here we checked into hotel, which is ok, and saw some of tenjin matsuri, one of the best festivals in japan. it gets better tommorow i hear. and we are going transformers shopping tomorrow. then its koyasan, nara, and osaka again. then home. boo.

oh also its sunny now, two days of it. crazy.

Posted by alikatd 22:42 Archived in Japan Tagged backpacking

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