Mar 19, 2009

四国旅行 2009!① - Trip to Shikoku 2009 Part One!

いよいよ待ちに待った家族三人での四国旅行が始まりました~。

出発は11:30AM。7時発のツアーが参加者不十分で催行にならずにこのツアーになったけど、正直もう少し早く出発したかったなぁ。福山まで最新の新幹線にしても4時間近くかかるとは思わなかった。

福山からはバスの旅。本州から四国に向けてしまなみ海道の7つの架橋を渡る旅は、島々の景色もよく気持ちがよかった。その際には樹齢2600年もあるという木のある大山祗神社にも立ち寄った。

暗くなった頃には宿泊先のホテル奥道後に到着!ここは静かな山の中でいい!バイキングは種類も多いし、味もいいし、お酒を飲みながら腹いっぱい堪能。そしてなんと言っても風呂!ここのいい所は「ジャングル風呂」と言って26種類ものお風呂が楽しめる。お風呂だけ入りに来る地元の人たちも結構いるとか。温泉最高!

ホテルには満開の椿が程よくライトアップされてました~。

もうちょっと早いスタートならよかったけど、初日を堪能しました~。

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Trip to Shikoku with my family finally started!

Our train departed Tokyo at 11:30AM. We had to join this tour because the one with earlier departure was canceled due to not enough tourists, but we wished we could have started much earlier. I didn't even realise that a trip to Fukuyama even with latest bullet train takes almost 4hrs!

From Fukuyama, our bus journey started. The road from Mainland Japan to Shikoku via Shimanami Kaidou was surrounded by beautiful scenery. We stopped at Ohyamazumi Temple where they have a tree that's 2600 years old during the trip.

As it got dark, we arrived at Hotel Okudohgo! This hotel is ideally located in a very quiet mountain side. We enjoyed their food viking that was stuffed with all sorts of delicious food. But the best part of this hotel is hot spring! They have so called 'Jungle Bath' where you can enjoy 26 different types of baths. I heard even local people come here just to have bath. Hot spring is brilliant!

The hotel was surrounded by camellia blossom that's nicely lightened up.

We wish the tour had started earlier, but enjoyed the first day!







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