||My last night in the Kansai I stayed at the
Okayama International Center. This is another of the clearly government-finianced
project that dot Okayama prefecture -- it's a beautiful modern building
(the shot at left is of the lobby lounge, below is the elavator area).
| The ground floor of the center has tons and tons
of tourists and foreigner information, including places to go, travel,
etc. and internet access (a whole string of visitors were sending
email back home when I was there). It's defintely worth coming in
for a look if you're in Okayama. Upstairs there are reasonably-priced
(about $55 when I was there) rooms you can stay in short-term; the
other guests the night I was there were mainland Chinese women. The
upstairs rooms are just very conventional hotel rooms.