Hitachi Hotel Crain
Travel Blogs from Hitachi
... a special mushroom planting drill bit. The mushroom spores are on wooden plugs, which we hammered into the holes. We watched our host go on a rampage with his backhoe to find trees for us to inoculate, knocking down what would amount to a small forest. The 1500 mushroom plugs we planted will be available to eat in two years!
We also did some other stuff like package dried sweet potatoes (they taste kind of like dates and are very good). We ...
... cafe with the most delicious sandwich ever. We managed to convince a few people to come out for a last dinner with us at the soba noodle place again.
Monday was really sad leaving everybody. We all got slowly separated into smaller and smaller groups until it was just me on the train with Derek (a trainer) heading for the airport. My flight was incredible, having seen no snow in Tokyo. The plane flew over snow capped mountains still in Honshu before ...
... was this speed/reaction based card game which was quite fun (also the reason the blog is going up a bit late - expect it to happen again :p)
Apparently the prefecture north of us had a metre of snow today and lots of cars got trapped, but it was actually quite warm here/Mito. I STILL LIVE IN HOPE!
Meeting the mayor tomorrow and doing a tea ceremony as well. Will report back tomorrow. :)
Today we had a free day before Bernd's J-PARC shifts and before the late-season typhoon hits that’s bearing down on us … heavy rain in store the next 2-3 days. It has cooled off a lot, was cloudy, and there was a brisk wind, but it was still nice to get out and get some fresh air. We rode our bikes to other parts of town we hadn’t explored yet. We have a nice map ...
After visiting the shrine and chrysanthemum festival, we drove up to "Craft Hills Kasama". There’s a beautiful park with amazing sculptures. We especially enjoy the “Forest of Magician Clay” with life-sized fanciful sculptures to engage kids of all ages. We didn’t go through the Ibaraki Ceramic Arts Museum this time (except for the gift shop), but I highly recommend it. They have some beautiful ...
Other places to stay in Hitachi
1-20-3 Saiwaicho, Hitachi | Hotelfrom $131
1-3-5 Saiwaicho, Hitachi | Hotelfrom $62
1-5-12 Saiwaicho, Hitachi | 3 star hotelfrom $54
2-15-11 Tagacho, Hitachi | 3 star hotelfrom $52
1-10-3 Kashimacho, Hitachi | Hotelfrom $50
2-3-25 Saiwaicho, Hitachi | Hotelfrom $83
1-20-2 Kashimacho, Hitachi | Hotelfrom $53
2-6-13 Asahicho, Hitachi | Hotelfrom $91
1-16-11 Omikacho, Hitachi | Hotelfrom $47
1-2-13 Chikokucho, Hitachi | Hotelfrom $50