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Tomogashima: Japan’s Real Castle in the Sky

June 22, 2016

“Do you see the jellyfish?” Mark pointed excitedly into the water.

I mumbled an acknowledgement, afraid that if I opened my mouth, something other than words would come out.

We had been bobbing up and down on a ferry for the last 15 minutes and it appeared I had left my sea legs back in Osaka.

We had set out early that morning from Nankai, taking a train to Wakayama, and then another to Kada. A short walk from the station, Kada Port was our second-final destination. If I managed to keep my breakfast down, we’d soon be exploring Japan’s real life Laputa.

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