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Travel Blogs from Tsuruoka
... so many different types of jellyfish. Some even flashed rainbow! Some were huge, while others were barely smaller than your finger. Liana and I stuck together through out the journey. Everyone else kept abandoning each other.
After we saw the sea lion do a show, we got ice cream. Haha you're probably thinking, why ice cream? Why not try something a little more exotic? Well my friends, I had strawberry ice cream with fried jellyfish on top! The jellyfish tasted ...
... the place. Apparently, some Buddhists mummified themselves. They would gradually decrease their food consumption to a point where they never ate. Then, they would lock themselves in a tomb with a bell and they would pray. Everyday, someone would call down and if the Buddhist rang the bell, it signaled he was alive. When there was no more ringing, it signaled that he was a mummy. They put a mummy in there that was alive. On the way out, we ...
... br> We then went to lunch. The mom was saying this weird burger place and we just went with it. When we pulled up, it was a McDonalds. We went in and I got French fries and a fish burger thing. It was weird. The fish was good though. It was my first full meal at McDonalds. After 13 years.
We then picked up the moms friend and the dad and went to a different city. Along the way, Carlene and I talked some more and caught up on daily life so far. ...
... Cup team.
After breakfast, we left to a mountain. I forgot what it was called, but it was beautiful. It consisted of 2,000 steps and the walk was pretty-ful. Motoko was there. My family hosted her when she was visiting America and she let us stay with her when we visited Japan before. We started off going down hill and we were all really confused. We meaning everyone in YIA except Miles and Shaun. We stopped at a temple ish thing on the way and then the uphill ...
... and lettuce, cherries and pineapple and grapefruit and kiwi, and some other thing I couldn't quite identify. It had some vegetable in a creamy sauce and was just overall rich and good.
When I finished breakfast, I got dressed in my school outfit. I felt and looked like a Japanese student. I packed my bag and waited for the host mother to call me to go. At 7:50, we left the house and already it was starting to sprinkle. It wasn't too bad, but just enough to ...
Other places to stay in Tsuruoka
Atsumi Onsen, Tsuruoka | Hotelfrom $161
Atsumi Onsen, Tsuruoka | Hotelfrom $271
2-10 Nishiki-machi, Tsuruoka | Hotelfrom $49
6-8 Sannomachi, Tsuruoka | Hotelfrom $43
5-20 Suehiromachi, Tsuruoka | Hotelfrom $69
1-17 Suehiromachi, Tsuruoka | 3 star hotelfrom $53
12-26 Otsukamachi, Tsuruoka | 3 star hotelfrom $77
2-1 Suehiromachi, Tsuruoka | Hotelfrom $43