Tag Archives: Hiroshima

Is anyone else here in Setoda? (on the island)

The ferry floated across the smooth waters between Takaneshima Island and Ikuchijima, glided in and kissed the wharf at Setoda Port. For a popular tourist destination, 5.30pm on a Saturday afternoon in June was eerily quiet, with only two passengers … Continue reading

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Is anyone else here in Setoda? (getting there)

The day trip from Hiroshima did not turn into Hangover #5 as Saijo sake town was in its quiet period after the brewing season. But now with some time to kill, our intrepid tour guide (me) started to fret about … Continue reading

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Inside looking out from the Kaikyo Yume Tower at Shimoneseki

I know I can pack a lot into a day’s traveling. Having looped out, down and around from Hiroshima (praise to the JR Rail Pass – read about those trains here) I ended up in Shimoneseki with a little bit … Continue reading

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Saijo Sake town

This years Saijo Sake Festival is being held on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October. Apparently this is a huge event in Higashi-Hiroshima. Too bad I won’t be there to see it. Saijo was a lot quieter in June when … Continue reading

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On your bike

You can get a good sense of the real Japan by gently rolling through lanes and streets on a bike. A leisurely pace, often with a tide of fellow riders. Apart from looking a little bit different, who is to … Continue reading

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Being a little bit lost in Masuda

Call me old fashioned, but smart phones and a GPS are not yet my thing when wandering around new places. With a good sense of direction as well as being confident at knowing which way is north, I am never … Continue reading

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Ideas from the hostel notice board

Thursday night was dragging on. Beer cans strewn across the maps, nut packets ripped open, hostelers from many lands moving around the small lounge area and kitchen. And no plan for Saturday afternoon. With a few nights in K’s House … Continue reading

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