I started the day by going out for a run (alone, this time) at 6.00am. The Takamatsu Port is just about 1km away from the hotel we were staying in. It helped that I saw a runner (in compression wear, no less) along the way so I just kept pace (read: make sure he was within sight) with him until I knew roughly where I wanted to do my run.
Watching the sun rises in the cold morning was really nice. Plenty of runners/joggers/walkers around not to mention people fishing too.
I had a one hour run there, being outrun by most of the runners there (man, they are all fast!) before heading back to the warm hotel room to get ready for breakfast and our scheduled sightseeing for the day.
We spent almost two hours at Ritsurin Koen, following the recommended 1 hour course.
Had a late lunch at one of the udon shop at the shopping street/arcade right in front of our hotel. We ate everything and gulped down every single drop of the soup. It was sooooooo goooooood!
After a bit of rest, we went out again and we walked by Tamamo-Koen which is just beside the port.
Then, braving the cold, windy evening; we headed over to the port area to check out the ferry time to the neighbouring islands.
and finishing off the day's walk by strolling at the largest shopping street in Japan. And yes, it does go on and on and on.... But at 5.00pm, half the shops are closed/closing and at 7.00pm; most of them are already closed.