Hitachi Hotel Crain
Travel Blogs from Hitachi
... equipment that had just gone on a rampage in the mud (see above). Brittany even made soba (buckwheat noodles) and served it to customers in our hosts' restaurant (I am sure it was quite the experience for the customers to have a waitress that did not know what you were ordering, luckily the restaurant only served soba).
We only had one day off a week, and no internet, so we had to have fun the old fashion way, staring at the fire. We ...
... have now discovered exactly what I paid for that call and let me say you should never ever under any circumstances call anyone from the airport... I won't admit exactly what it cost because I still can't believe it myself.
The meeting spot in the airport was luckily right next to the internet cafe so I amused myself on there while waiting for my fellow trainees to arrive. I met Emma first from NZ - who became my awesome roommate. She loves the same British comedy ...
... 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 ...
... of elaborate wire-mold displays, most of the flowers were not yet blooming! I guess timing is everything, and since the festival runs for about a month, apparently the best time to go is towards the end.
They're also known for "Kiku-ningyo," mannequins dressed in costumes made of chrysanthemums. We got to see those this time, and they're quite elaborate. Some of the flowers were already wilting a bit; they must have to ...
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
2-3-25 Saiwaicho, Hitachi | Hotelfrom $83
1-10-3 Kashimacho, Hitachi | Hotelfrom $50
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