Sun Port Mizuho
Travel Blogs from Handa
... wear ones, though unlike Tokyo I managed not to 'explore' an entirely female floor, which had left me looking like some kind of Western lunatic. The basement, just like a mall I'd browsed in Asakusa, is full of food stalls selling weird, wonderful and fabulous smelling foodstuffs. It's a sight to see all of its own. In the afternoon, with most museums shut, I took the subway down to the port. Or it took me, potato potato. Cricket seems to be big here, ...
... I found they had put me in a single room to myself. Hotel rooms can be a bit isolating, but I'm bang up for this-didn't sleep particularly well last night, and I've the chance to chill out in what looks an unlovely city, and book some of my onward travel. Bonus. Hotel Ohsu plaza is right next to the Osukannon temple, itself next to a sprawling district that seems to contain a fusion of mall and flea market. Not the spartan, air conditioned malls elsewhere, more like ...
... coloured wood like Pine. Now the castle was next, at the top or observation deck a 360 degree gave glimpses of the city. As we made our way down each floor, more and more history was told with stories, drawings, paintings and actual artifacts. It was one of the highlights of my trip so far. Wanting to get out of the warm sun, a labyrinth of twists and turns through the various shops, brought us to a place to enjoy some ...
... time you want to use the room for, paying in 15 minute segments. We chose an hour. You are than given a private room number, which in our case would have seated 8 comfortably. There was thousands of songs to choose from, Japanese, Chinese, and English. I decided on Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash. Lets just say, no record labels will be trying to sign me anytime. Yuki and I took turns singing songs. She was by far the more talented one. Just like that the hour was over. Both ...
At 6 we went to the welcome party! our welcome to Japan party was in the large up stairs room of a chinese restaurant. Kind of Ironic I know! they actually made a joke about that during the party. Up stairs there were lots and lots of people! There were 5 very large tables: one for each of the us and all three of our host families, one for the mayor along with members of the city council and members of the ...
Other places to stay in Handa
1-2 Kosei-cho, Handa | 3 star hotelfrom $49
1-50-8 Tenno-cho, Handa | 3 star hotelfrom $59
1-74 Koseicho, Handa | Hotelfrom $52
2-28 Showa-cho, Handa | Hotelfrom $47
9-141-2 Kamezakicho, Handa | 3 star hotelfrom $63