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Travel Blogs from Yokosuka
The base only opens it's gates to outsiders a couple of times a year. This one particular Sunday was for the Mikoshi Parade. This is where, from my limited knowledge, the Japanese try to please their gods by taking them for a little outing. This is usually done when the temples are being spruced up and/or repaired or they are moving the god to another temple. So they gather up ...
... the gravesite to be, until we found a temple - but not the right one. The only person there didn't know where the right temple was and so we carried on, as the day grew hotter. Eventually we came across a map which, although not referring directly to the 47, showed a temple which mentioned something to do with Ako, the home town of the ronin. We negotiated some narrow side streets and, more by good luck than good judgement, stumbled on Sengaku-ji ...
We decided when planning the trip this year it might be cool to spend a couple of days in Tokyo. I had met a couple of expat locals who live in Tokyo on Twitter some 18 months ago and they both offered to play tour guide. Ben is an Aussie and works as a concierge in a big hotel in Shinagawa and Wendy, an American girl who teaches conversational English to high school kids. I had started following Ben on Twitter just because of his insights into an Aussie living here and he also posts ...
5. Plastic wrappings
6. Burnable waste- gross paper plates, dirty tissues, diapers (thank GOODness we don't have these because you have to remove the poo before it can go into the bin.)
7. Refrigerated Burnable waste- Yes, you heard me. I have a cabinet, a pull-out trash bin that is refrigerated. This is where your gross food scraps go. Having grown up in the hot-south, this is pretty ...
... We had 11 minutes to change and get out to the stop. The kids and rushed out there (Joe had to walk to the vet to make an appointment for Renny's in-processing). The bus ride took about 20 min. to get to the pool. I realized during this particular adventure how much my kids don't like to be out of their comfort zone. Joe told them before we left the room that the kiddie pool was the pee-pee pool ...
Other places to stay in Yokosuka
3-27, Hon-cho, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa , Yokosuka | Hotelfrom $79
109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $194
2-8 Wakamatsucho, Yokosuka | 4 star hotelfrom $73
1-12 Honcho, Yokosuka | Hotelfrom $60
2-7 Shioiricho, Yokosuka | 3 star hotelfrom $78
7-2 Hikarinoka, Yokosuka | Hotelfrom $53
2-7 Yonegahamadori, Yokosuka | Hotelfrom $48
3-27 Honcho, Yokosuka | 3 star hotelfrom $84