Onjuku Umino Hotel
Travel Blogs from Onjuku-machi
... is one of enthusiasm and pride as everyone gathers together. I asked one older local man how long he'd been involved, and he said that he had lived all his 70 years in the area and had been a part of the festival for as long as he could remember. Particularly for the older generations it's the highlight of the local calendar and an incredibly social event.
After watching the shrine bob past around lunchtime after their first lap, I was ...
The waves at Shirasato are great, and the undertow is strong. I'm not a strong swimmer, so I didn't dare venture out too deep, but with my inner tube, it was great fun to try to catch the waves. A few times, I managed to ride them nearly back to shore! Other times, I'd just get flipped over and with the strong current against me, found myself floundering in a couple of inches of water, unable to get to my feet again. Fun times ...
... to send out an abrupt email to family and friends reporting that I was okay. Other than my brother on the west coast, everyone else was asleep, so the message got to them in the morning before news of the earthquake and tsunami.
We built a fire and remained on the hilltop until the early morning hours. We were transfixed by the distance you could look outward toward the ocean with no light pollution due to the electricity outage. It ...
OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL/LIFE AS A CIVIL SERVANT
Since being in Japan I’ve had to adjust my lifestyle to the role of a civil servant. ...
It's hard to believe that I have been in Japan for two and a half months already. Time always seems to move much faster when I have new ground under my feet. I've certainly endured the full spectrum of feelings and emotions prompted by both the excitement and frustration of living a new lifestyle, working a new job, and interacting with new people from different backgrounds. I can't say that I have followed the ...
- Free parking
- Pets allowed