Travel Blogs from Tsuruoka
Now that our really, REALLY big inspection is over, it was back to exploring Japan. In this case, it was with Misawa ITT. A trip by bus (four hours each way) to Matsushima Bay, just north of Sendai.
Many of you will remember the devastating pictures/videos broadcast from Sendai following the 9+ earthquake and and Tsunami that hit this area in March 2011. The area of ...
... Im Sommer muss es da echt schön sein, aber mit der Kälte der letzten Tage war die Lichtung natürlich schneebedeckt. Immerhin sprossen schon einige Blumen am Rande.
Zurück auf dem rechten Pfad schleppte ich mich noch die restlichen Stufen hoch. Somit hatte ich auch die längste Treppe Japans bezwungen (hatte ich schon erwähnt das alles in irgendeiner Form ein Superlativ ist?) Auf dem Gipfel besichtigte ...
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My stomach was growling so I decided I would try the local supermarket. I rode back to the village. This was a bigger adventure than anticipated. I could not say a word in Japanese, I just smiled ...
... keeper/announcer/photographer/kid who really doesn't like baseball. Despite a lop-sided start, the game quickly became quite competitive, with one team always close on the heels of the other. After nine innings, the score was Lucas, Tyler, Rob 39 - Satoshi, Yusuke, Garrett 38.
We checked our watches. Three more hours. yikes.
We shouldered our packs and humped ...
I had a 75 minute transfer in Shinjo where there just happened to be a festival at the train station today. They had tons of food stalls where I got some food, and one vendor who was cooking live fish on a stick gave me one for free! This was a fun transfer and broke up some of the monotony of riding the local trains ...
Other places to stay in Tsuruoka
Atsumi Onsen, Tsuruoka | Hotelfrom $214
Atsumi Onsen, Tsuruoka | Hotelfrom $160
2-10 Nishiki-machi, Tsuruoka | Hotelfrom $69
5-20 Suehiromachi, Tsuruoka | Hotelfrom $42
12-26 Otsukamachi, Tsuruoka | 3 star hotelfrom $56
1-17 Suehiromachi, Tsuruoka | 3 star hotelfrom $66