A 3 hour trip on the Shinkansen south gets you to the very tidy and well laid out city of Kokura. We took the monorail to the Tanga Market and then walked over the bridge to the Castle, Yasaka Shrine and the Riverwalk. The Old and New – Kokura Castle and in the background some of the fabulous buildings on the River Walk Yasaka Shrine Takoyaki (octopus balls)
In October I took the Sagano Scenic Railway, also known as the Romantic Train to Kameoka for the Hozugawa River Run to Arashiyama. After a fun wild ride down the river we ended up in Arashiyama for lunch Beer and cuttlefish – yum!!!!