Day seven was cold. We also had our first signs of rain since arriving. Luckily it was a light rain. In some ways it was good as it kept most of the tourists away from the outdoor activities we had planned. First for today was a garden park area rated the most beautiful in Japan. I certainly can’t argue against that claim. After the garden we toured a castle ruins. Most of the castle was gone, but parts were reconstructed. Our tour guide told us the shinkansen has helped bring tourists to the area, allowing them to slowly rebuild it.
Tired and cold from walking around all day, we hopped on a a train to Osaka where we are staying at a super fancy hotel.