Japan (Nov2011) Day 5: Kurashiki (Okayama) to Shin-Osaka
The overnight train (Sunrise Seto) which I took the night before at Tokyo arrived at Okayama around 6:30am. I then deposited my luggage at a coin locker at Okayama station before taking a short Shinkansen ride to Fukuyama to look for my cousin, who happens to be also travelling in Japan. We decided to spend the day at Kurashiki in Okayama.
|Overnight train Sunrise Seto arrives at Okayama station|
|Fukuyama castle is just opposite Fukuyama station.|
After arriving Kurashiki, we headed for the canal area. However, we somehow got ourselves lost in the shopping district...heh.
|Limited Edition Okayama Miffys|
|Since we are still lost, we might as well have some softserve while we walk.|
|baked rice crackers|
|Finally found the canal area!!|
|a swan flapping its wings|
|Waving goodbye to my cousin, who's continuing her journey to Shin-Yokohama whereas I alighted at Shin-Osaka. From this point onwards, I'll be alone for the rest of my trip.|
At Shin-Osaka, I stayed at Chisun Inn Shin-Osaka hotel. It was sooo difficult to located that hotel and I had to carry my luggage up (and down) an overhead bridge!! Took me 2 days to find a route between hotel to Shin-Osaka station that involves escalators and not climbing stairs. No mini-fridge in the room as well. Sigh...
|Dinner from convenience store.|