Winter Vacation 2019
I went to Tokushima for the first time and met my friend Saki. But first I met another friend, Hui, in Osaka where she was staying for the night on her travels. Saki was also in Osaka that night, but she was busy taking care of visa stuff.
My hotel in Osaka was really cool. It had a library/lounge.
Day 2: Osaka and Tokushima
Day 3: Hatsumode and Korean BBQ
Day 4: Naruto no Uzushio
Saki’s mom took her and me to see the whirlpools in Naruto. (In case you’re wondering, the manga was named after the place.)
Saki got a pretty good video of the dolphins. We were pleasantly surprised to see them.
Next we had lunch at an all-you-can-eat kushikatsu restaurant.
And then we visited the ruins of Tokushima Castle. Saki told me that her high school was nearby so her softball team ran here all the time during practice.
Finally, we explored the new Mega Don Quixote.
Day 5: Iya, Kouchi
Saki visited her brother for the day, and Saki’s parents took me to a few places. The first was a river tour.
The next was the vine bridge (かずら橋) in Nishi Iya
After a snack we drove to Kouchi to see the castle. Originally, I didn’t want to suggest going to Iya because it was a long way away, but Saki’s parents went above and beyond by not only taking me there, but to the other side of Shikoku too!
Finally, we met Saki and had dinner at a shabu-shabu place.
The final day
We left the house by 8:00 so I could get back to Kitakyushu in time for my doctor appointment.
Thank you very much, everyone! :)