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Travel Blogs from Tsuruoka
... than the average ITT sponsored tour. "Rugged"...count me in!
We started out with a drive down to an area west of Morioka to see the lava field as the base of Mt. Iwatesan. This dormant volcano is sometimes called the miniature Fuji since it has the same shape as Mt. Fuji, but is only about a third as high. The lava filed draws a good number of Japanese tourists ...
The past couple days has been really fun for me. I got to visit a whole new place in Sendai and had a lot of fun with my fellow students. We visited a shrine in Sendai and it is really quite and peaceful. With people walking slowly to pray for the safety of their child and themselves. I have never felt so peaceful in my life, it just felt like I am melting away with the atmosphere. Ramen ...
At sea today as we head for Tokyo. The ship filled up with fresh water at Muroran so they don't have to run the desalination plant sailing past the neuclear meltdown.
Lazy day today to catch our breath. Ordered room service for breakfast then went back to bed.
Hit the casino before lunch and had a little win with a few beers to build up an appetite. After lunch and beers, we needed a nanna/pop nap to ...
... had here. Of course that might be because the chef owned two restaurants in New York for 20 years and the food was more American than Japanese but we made room in our stomachs to enjoy it. We offered again to pay but Minoru was insistent that he wanted to treat us. Chris actually returned to the restaurant the next night after his conference to enjoy the food again.
Tuesday morning I packed my things to return to Hokkaido while Chris packed his bag to move to the hotel next to ...
A true highlight of any japanese experience is Zao Onsen, a ski resort town about 45 minutes East of Yamagata.
Came here a bit by chance and was very lucky indeed. This town is so charming, lots of little lodges and restaurants, it's pretty, clean and surrounded by mountains, ski slopes and lakes. On the first day i visited the different sites: two lakes, the shrines etc... Yesterday i climbed Okama (there is ropeway ...
Other places to stay in Tsuruoka
55-18 Otori, Tsuruoka | Hotelfrom $69