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... all the way ( about 4 hours all up). Speed past Fukushima on the way but have no signs of radiation poisoning so either there is none or I was going to fast to get a dose.
The first "fast" train I caught had non reserved carriages but the second one didn't. I didn't know about this reservation thing so spent 95 minutes waiting to be kicked off. Luckily it wasn't very full so with a couple of seat changes and looking the other way when ...
After a peaceful day at sea, we arrived in Aomori in Northern Japan. Aomori is a quaint little town, but our plan today is to take a train out to Hirosaki Park, about an hour away, to see what is suppose to be one of the best displays of cherry blossoms in Japan. Roxanne has done all of her research, from the cab ride to the train station, info about the park, even the train schedule. Our whole day is planned in this neat little packet, which ...
... base just before 8 a.m. with clear skies and a bit of a nip in the air. Driving towards the mountains you could see the first dusting of snow from earlier in the week.
Before we put the boats in, Ron took us up to the old road overlook so we could see where we would be paddling. I did a ODR Kayak trip last year so not only did I get to see where ...
Our first port. Dolphins escorted us into the port past snow capped mountains. We took a trip to Nebuta village to see the lanterns decorated for their annual parade. Then off to the Hirosaki Castle, over 200 years old and surrounded by Castle Park and 2600 cherry blossom trees most of which were in bloom. What a sight ! In the afternoon we saw the Buddhist temples and the Seibi-en Japanese garden, which gave us more ideas for our own ...
The Aomori area "Snow Road" (road 103) opened up on 31 Mar, so after my trip to Korea, I decided to take a trip up to the Hakkoda mountains today to drive the snow road and do some late season snowshoeing.
As I planned the trip earlier in the week, I was hoping for good weather: blues skies, no rain/snow, ...but it seems ...
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