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Travel Blogs from Hirosaki
... also wash up on a beach somewhere.
Huge light bulb burns out on big ship.......
Really big red (must be Christmas) light gets dropped....
You have to love the ingenuity! An old piece of foam (looks like it use to be a yoga mat or such) becomes sandal soles.
There are countless bottles (plastic ...
Working on checking off a few "must see" items off my Japan Bucket List so Saturday morning with iffy weather (thus ruling out another kayak adventure), I headed for the west coast of Honshu island to see a the Takayamainari Shrine. Or better known as "100 Torii Gates"......but there are actually more than 200 gates. No, ...
... 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 ...
... to see. If we had come 3 days later, the beautiful blossoms would be gone. By the end of the day, the blossoms were already starting to fall from the trees like snow. The park is also home to one of the oldest castles in Japan, the 5 story Hirosaki Castle Tower, which was originally built in 1611 but was struck by lightning in 1627. It was later re-built in 1811 by the ninth lord of Tsugaru and still stands today. I know all of this because ...
... who would really, really prefer to have something more comfortable than a bench to sleep on. And you've rented a car, and need a place to park that car. Where do you go?
To a Super Sento!
A sento is a public bath house. Given the traditional style of bathing in Japan, i.e. a tub filled to the brim with steaming hot water, it's much less hassle to just go to the public baths to wash and soak. ...
Other places to stay in Hirosaki
1-1-2 Omachi, Hirosaki | 3 star hotelfrom $79
71-1 Honmachi, Hirosaki | 3 star hotelfrom $64
1-1-1 Ekimae, Hirosaki | Hotelfrom $59
5-1 Ekimae-cho, Hirosaki | 3 star hotelfrom $82
73-2 Dote-machi, Hirosaki | Hotelfrom $85
1-3-4 Ekimae, Hirosaki | Hotelfrom $58
5-5-6 Joto Chuo, Hirosaki | 3 star hotelfrom $85
101-1 Daikan-cho, Hirosaki | Hotelfrom $57
24-1 Kamisayashi-machi, Hirosaki | Hotelfrom $86
1 Ichiban-cho, Hirosaki | Hotelfrom $67
7-3 Ekimae-cho, Hirosaki | Hotelfrom $69
14-2 Ekimae-cho, Hirosaki | Hotelfrom $55
166 dote-machi, Hirosaki | Hotelfrom $72
226-24 Hirono Kozawa, Hirosaki | Hotelfrom $264