Miyako Hotel Sawadaya

Address: 4-1 Aramachi, Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, Tohoku, 027-0086, Japan | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 4-1 Aramachi, Miyako, is near Todogasaki.
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Travel Blogs from Miyako

Tragic scenes on Sanriku coastline

A travel blog entry by mattstanbridge on May 21, 2015

3 comments, 81 photos

... very much in Japan, so it was really quite odd, some buildings remain abandoned and on some there are markers of water levels of tsunami, I just couldn't imagine this entire area underwater, in one doorway of what I think was some sort of community centre there where some photographs of these streets after the tsunami which made for sad viewing, a walk to a nearby park on top of a hill overlooking the coast and out over the Pacific Ocean also offered some before and ...

Heading Home

A travel blog entry by lastonestanding on Aug 16, 2011

... sword, about as close as I could get to the real thing. (I love this sort of stuff, what can I say?)

After Asakusa, Mr. Sasaki and Mrs. Sasaki dropped us off at the airport quite early, so we had lots of time to kill. From there, we checked in and split up, where I got a few interesting Japanese snacks to bring ...


A travel blog entry by lastonestanding on Aug 16, 2011

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... Kinda wish they had that here.)

Once we finished up at China Town, we went out to the port at Yokohama and saw all the ships and everything docked there. Most interesting was a historical boat, that used to transport many Japanese immigrants to various places in South America after World War II, when people wanted to get away in hopes of a better future.

The rest of the afternoon was spent doing some ...

Seagulls Are the Same in Every Country

A travel blog entry by lastonestanding on Aug 14, 2011

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Wednesday started off with a fair amount of travel to the popular tourist site of Matsushima. Before heading out on our boat ride, we visited a temple popularly visited to make wishes, and then a shrine in honor of a grandson of a famous samurai ruler of northern Japan. He died at the tender age of nineteen (suspected poisoning) and so his grandfather saw fit to honor him with a very detailed shrine. ...

Tsunami Scenes

A travel blog entry by lastonestanding on Aug 13, 2011

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... the town, was an untouched neighborhood, all of the houses at a high enough ground to not have been breached. What must it have been like, to watch the destruction going on below, saved by height? How many watched their friends' houses float by? And how many residents, shopping on lower ground, didn't return?

We continued our travel to a hotel nearby, where many refugees were staying as ...