Jalna and I headed out early this morning to catch the first train out to Arashimaya. We found the "Romantic Train" on the internet, a 30 minute train ride from Saga to Arashimaya. It's supposed to be a beautiful ride, whichever season you choose to go. After the train we took a loooooong (1 hr, 40 min) boat ride back down the river, returning to Saga. Yup. We're pooped again. I think I'm getting too old for this. But it was fun!!
Here we are in Kyoto with our musubi breakfast on the first train to Saga. We caught the 7:20 train because we wanted to take the 9:20 romantic train ride
We arrived in Saga at 7:35, which was perfect because the doors opened at 7:45. We went into the tiny station, but the window to purchase tickets didn't open till 8:30. Note: We purchased our tickets at Kyoto station but if you want car #5 then you will have to exchange them at the window. Car #5 is the only car that has open windows. It's a bit chilly (hell it was FREEZING) but so worth it!
After the train we headed down to the boats...
Man these guys work HARD!!
We made a new friend!
We were freezing when we got off the boat and this tofu lunch hit the spot
More new friends!!
We're headed off to Osaka tomorrow! I'll keep you posted! :-)