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Travel Blogs from Tsuruoka
... WE LOVED: - Millie thinking she was ordering mochi but being presented with 3 balls of "devil's tongue" (see Day 17!) and a smear of mustard. Disgusting!! After forcing one down and almost throwing it up again, she sneakily hid them in a tissue until she could find a bin! - the BEAUTIFUL surroundings, incredibly peaceful and spiritual, the route even goes past a waterfall - meeting a mountain goat and a snake on the same ...
WE DID: - took a bus and 3 trains to get from Zao Onsen to Tsuruoka - pottered around Tsuruoka Koen (park) - stumbled across a French/Italian/Spanish bar/restaurant by our hotel and enjoyed some carafes of wine with tapas WE LOVED: - having a very chilled evening ready for our hike ...
... It tasted weird. When i got miso soup, I drank it, and started to dig around to see if there was anything else in there, and a shrimp eye stared at me. I got a little freaked out and calmly put down the bowl and ate something else.
I was then dressed in a kimono and my hair was done. I then did a "photo shoot" and posed in front of flowers. After, I gave the family my gifts and the mom helped me pack. My bag is full. Nothing else will fit.
JoAnne was telling us that there was an earthquake at 4:15 am and that's when I woke up. Liana and I think I felt it and got up.
When we got to the candle making store, we went in and chose our candles. I got 2 more modern day ones shaped in a ball and painted them. Liana and I had a war trying to make our water prettier than the others. I obviously won. I think...
When we left Paloma was seeing if anyone has a six pack, ...
... like there wasn't anything in there....
After, I went back upstairs and finished The Cellar. It was amazing! The ending was such a cliff hanger I have to wait until I get internet to get the next one! I then cleaned my room. It looked like a tornado swept through it. That's not normally how I am. I don't even know what happened. I then went downstairs and was given jello but in the form of milk. It was good, but different at the same time.
Other places to stay in Tsuruoka
Atsumi Onsen, Tsuruoka | Hotelfrom $271
Atsumi Onsen, Tsuruoka | Hotelfrom $161
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