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Travel Blogs from Tsuruoka
... whipping with gusts that could almost knock you over. But for possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity, we stripped down to swimsuits and quickly found a spot deep enough to get in up to our chins. The water was warm enough to warm us up and there were a few spots that you had to avoid because the water was too hot. The smell wasn't the nicest......sulfur smells like ...
At sea today as we head for Tokyo. The ship filled up with fresh water at Muroran so they don't have to run the desalination plant sailing past the neuclear meltdown.
Lazy day today to catch our breath. Ordered room service for breakfast then went back to bed.
Hit the casino before lunch and had a little win with a few beers to build up an appetite. After lunch and beers, we needed a nanna/pop nap to ...
... whale meat was not uncommon. The shopping was overwhelming, and I decided to wait for my friend before buying anything.
... the station where we ate luch at a restaurant where you buy the ticket for your order from a vending machine and simply hand it to the cook. Really quite simple, especially if you don't speak English. Also, by cutting out the waiter, prices are dramatically reduced. My heaping plate of beef curry cost a whopping 450 yen (about 4.50).
After lunch we surrendered and ...
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 $191
Atsumi Onsen, Tsuruoka | Hotelfrom $303
6-8 Sannomachi, Tsuruoka | Hotelfrom $42
2-10 Nishiki-machi, Tsuruoka | Hotelfrom $99
5-20 Suehiromachi, Tsuruoka | Hotelfrom $69
12-26 Otsukamachi, Tsuruoka | 3 star hotelfrom $78
1-17 Suehiromachi, Tsuruoka | 3 star hotelfrom $92
2-1 Suehiromachi, Tsuruoka | Hotelfrom $43