J-BOND Team checked out Kyoto B&B hotel yesterday and took an express train from Kyoto station to Toba station, where it locates near "SHIMA National Park" in MIE prefecture. It took them 2.5 hours to reach Toba city by express train. Toba city is facing Toba Bay as ferry terminal function in connection with many places in Japan.
Toba is also very close to Ise-city, which is very famous for "ISE Shrine". I will talk about ISE Shrine tomorrow, since the team is going to visit there today.
I like to introduce to you a hotel that the team is staying for 2 nights, which is called "ARTIA TOBA". The hotel web-site is http://toba.izumigo.co.jp. The team booked 2 rooms in a bed-room style 1 room each for 3 boys and 2 girls. Since Toba is so famous for various seafood dishes, the team is so excited to see what kinds of dinner is actually arranged for them tonight. The hotel charges them approximately Yen12,000/person/night (US$100.00), including breakfast and dinner, which is really reasonable to young university student group.