Last post on my time with Kelc and Shimmy...

After we went to Atami castle we then headed back to Odawara to check out Odawara castle! Castle day!

There were some more early blooming sakura in front of this beautiful white and turquoise hotel and it made for the most epic color scheme! 

Wouldn't be Japan without an "ashiyu" (onsen for your feet) at the local train station. There was a vending machine next to it that sold towels you could buy for $1 to wipe off your feet after. 

We grubbed on soba noodles for lunch and then walked to the castle...

Bright white walls with old wood and bricks...stunning! 

A little insight into how they make the castle structure.

This might be my favorite pic from the day. Trying to make the most of the rain.

We ended the day going to this coffee shop I had seen photos of online and wanted to check out...but it was already CLOSED!! BOO. We didn't let that get us down though, and we used the benches as shelter from the rain a bit before walking back to the station and heading home.


That concludes Kelcie and Shimmys' visit! I was very thankful for the time spent with them and for the chance to explore a few new places in this beautiful country. Praise the Lord for sisters in Christ! 


Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing pslams, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hears to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." 
Colossians 3: 15-17