Hotel Fujisawa Hakkoda
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... definitely run in time. This one is not an express so will take a little longer to get back. During this time we decide to get off one stop before Aomori and go to visit the Special National Historical Site, Sannai-Maruyama. It's a famous archeological site which had been known since the Edo period. Excavation which started in 1992 revealed a large settlement of Early and Middle Jomon Period (5500 to 4000 years ago). Pit dwellings, pillar supported ...
... literally boat loads of glass floats sitting around. Many Americans will trade with the local fishermen (cookies, candy, beer, etc.) or buy the floats, but I prefer to find them on my own.
So off I went to inspect the break-waters that protect the harbor. These small fishing villages have large concrete piers that are often lined with ...
... by people, the drums and dancing. All of them intonating their ra-ra-ratana.
Impressive constructions with enlightened figures if ancient history. We could not understand all of the meaning, but the festival is known on Japan. There is even a museum with all the history and the constructors of the carts (all in Japanese)
... look as the water started and stopped as I was taking pictures.
I have to admit.....I really liked the cute little statues of the kid Buddhas.
This was a nice side trip and definitely a "must see" for those of us in northern Japan.
Not many Japanese adventures left!
... t count them, but I know someone who did.
It was about a 2 1/2 hour drive. I was up EARLY (0430hrs....sun still coming up at 0300hrs)) and on the road so there was little traffic. I think I even beat the farmers getting out the door. Since I prefer the back roads it's nice to get moving before the farmers are ...