Day 16 – travel day

July 10th, 2009 9:07 am

Does one really need a whole day to travel one spot in Japan to another?  We do sometimes.  This was one of those days.  Day 16 went…

8:00 – wake up late, start packing up.  We were up pretty late the night before, so waking up wasn’t very easy.  But it had to be done in order to stop by at Hard Rock Cafe in Osaka, and get to the next destination early enough to have some time in a swimming pool.

8:30 – breakfast, a part of the hotel package.  It was an average breakfast, I think, except for one thing – the server gave us free green tea ice cream.  She heard us talking in English, and wanted to give us a taste of Japan.

9:30 – We checked out and got to the train depot for the street car.  Waiting for the street car in the rain isn’t the most fun thing to do.  The train didn’t come for a while…

10:05 – We were back at Hiroshima station once again.  It was too late to catch 10:15 train at this point.  We had to wait until 10:48 for the next train.  We took this chance to take some pictures around the train station.

12:20 – We arrived at Shin-Osaka station.  There isn’t enough time to make a quick run to HRC.  Oh well.  Our next train leaves at 1:00PM.

3:20 – We arrived at Shirahama station, our destination for the day.  We waited for the ride from the hotel for a while.  It’s a pretty small place…

4:20 – We finished checking in to the hotel.  It’s another small hotel… but they have a swimming pool!  We took a quick dip before heading to the hotel’s onsen bath.

6:30 – Dinner time – make your own sushi.  They serve a plate full of fresh fish from the local sea, a bowl of vinegar rice and a bunch of nori sea weed.  It was soooo good.  Then we went to bed a little early to get ready for the long day the next day.

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