Matsuyama 🚌 Takamatsu 

2日目は、松山から高松へ行きました。朝は松山城の訪問で、城まで歩く代わりにケーブルカーやチェアリフトで登れます。一番楽しいし、景色がよく見えるし、行き帰りにチェアリフトに乗ることにしました。外から松山城が大きく見えますが、姫路城などと比べて小さいです。実は、日本の城の違いにあまり気がつかないのに、楽しかったです。Day two of my autumn tour was spent traveling to Takamatsu from Matsuyama. Our morning tour consisted of touring Matsuyama Castle. In order to get to where the castle is, you can take a cable car or chair lift instead of walking. I opted to do the chair lift both ways because it was the most fun and the views were good. Once we got to where the castle is, we spent a short time walking through it. Although it looks big, Matsuyama Castle is quite small compared to places like Himeji Castle, and it is a short and sweet walkthrough. To be honest, I have a hard time seeing the big differences between castles in Japan, but I still of course enjoyed the visit.

全体で高松まで3時間かかりますが、道中で昼食のために立ち寄りました。そのエリアは美味しいうどんに知られているので、うどんを食べました。個人的には、普通のうどんと全然違いませんけど、美味しかったです。The bus ride in total to Takamatsu took three hours, but we stopped along the way for the rest stop and to eat lunch. I ate udon for lunch because this area is known for its delicious udon. To me, udon is udon and I can’t taste too many differences, but it was delicious nonetheless.

高松の主な名所は、美しい和風の庭の栗林公園でした。45分、60分のコースもあり、1番長いのを歩くことにしました。入ってはいけないところに行ってしまった時に、何かの猫のような小さい動物を逃げ出すことを見ました。あまり見えなくて、残念です。この公園はすごくリラックスで、天気がちょうど良かったと思います。The major sightseeing in Takamatsu today was Ritsurin Garden, a gorgeous Japanese style garden. You can take either the 45 minute or 60 minute walk. I chose the longer one but I finished it super quickly and went off exploring by myself. I went to some area I think you aren’t supposed to go to, but as I was walking around I heard some rustling in the bushes and saw some small cat-like animal run away. Too bad I couldn’t get a good view. The garden was super relaxing and the weather was just right.

ホテルにチェックインしてから、美味しいバイキングディナーを食べました。だんだん食力がよくなって、エネルギーが増えていきます。高松で2日を過ごして、その後新幹線で京都へ行く予定です。Upon checking into the hotel we had a nice buffet dinner. I’m eating a lot better this trip so I feel like I have more energy. We will spend two days in Takamatsu, and then travel to Kyoto by bullet train. 

October 26


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