Travel Blogs from Aomori
... some show cars/hot rods.
Below are a few video clips that will give you a feel for the parade. The band sounds really good. ...and, what would a parade in Japan be without DRUMS?!
(Note: The background sound in the motorcycle video is the sound from the pedestrian crosswalk. You just have to love the Japanese)
Just a point on a map
Caught the ferry here - about 1 hour, no exactly 1 hour. Nice smooth ride thank goodness.
Saw lots of dolphins on the way that the Japanese passengers went ooh aah about. They were probably thinking " I want to get that one and eat it".
Had 20 ...
A couple more trains and two buses and I got to Wakinosawa from Aomori on Saturday. No hassles as they were just local trains and all non reserved carriages. Each train ride was about an hour with half an hour between them so made the connection at Noheji easily. One thing I can say for Japan is that their trains run precisely on time. It is great for me as I get off at the exact time the train is meant to arrive and just ...
... walked through I made it OK.
On the "bowing" thing. When the conductors or the trolly girls come into the carriage they bow to all the people in the carriage. Then when they leave they turn around and face everyone and bow again. When the conductor did it I thought "damn, he's coming back to get me after all". But it was all a false alarm.
Spent the day here going to a couple of sights.
First an archaeological ...
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 ...