Early in the morning, around 9am, I set off to the Yumeminato Tower in the park of the same name. I had a plan of things to watch and walk around that unfortunately fell through due to, again, a perceived temperature of over 42 ºC and bright sun. But the Yumeminato Tower [夢みなとタワー] could not be skipped as it is part of my still ongoing Tower Stamp Rally. Aside from the customary observatory, the Tower featured an exhibition of “nearby lands’ customs”, with typical attires from Korea, China and so on…
At the feet of the tower is the Sakaiminato Fish Center [境港さかなセンター].
And both buildings are encased in Yumeminato Koen [夢みなと公園], a huge – and shadowless – park.
When I arrived at the Takematsucho station, my train had just left, so I snooped around Takematsu Jinja [高松神社] next to it.
Having to wait forty minutes, I decided to walk over to the following station, where I visited Amariko Jinja [餘子神社].
Then I just sat down to wait and have a drink till the train came. Once back in the centre of Sakaiminato, I realised that even if it was a Tuesday, the Museum of Sea and Life was closed. That did not stop me from hanging around Osakana Road [おさかなロード], the Fish Road, which follows the same ideas as Mizuki Shigeru Road – it has little sculptures here and there. Only these are not yokai, but fish.
Oh, and I found this shark on the way ʅ(・ω・。)ʃ？？
And speaking of fish, I had a great fish-fry snack in Mizuki Shigeru Road as I did an extra sweep to make sure I was not missing any yokai. I chose this place because the owners seemed nice, and they were.
After that I claimed my certificate at the Tourist Centre next to the station Sakaiminato-eki [境港駅], and that’s why it reads July 30th and not July 29th (≧▽≦).
Then I took the train back to Yonago and from there to Okayama (Okayama Prefecture). This took around three hours, and I was in Okayama [岡山] around 6 or 7 pm. I dropped my things off at the hotel and headed off for dinner. I ended up ordering a salmon set in a Takashiyama building, and although the staff was not the nicest, the food was delicious!
Right after dinner I walked to the castle, Okayama-jo [岡山城], hoping it would be lit, and it was. They were also rehearsing some summer light show, with music and stuff.
Then I went back to the hotel – unfortunately I had a smoking room, so I had to spray everything with freshener so I could breathe. But I slept rather well afterwards. I had started to feel the tiredness.
Walked distance: 22899 steps / 16.3 km. Most under the sun (soooo sunburnt!)