Super Hotel Hirosaki
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... some small white stones using traditional tools.
There are several places at the shrine where people can wash their hands prior to praying. The one pictured here had a motion detector that automatically started the water flowing from the dragon spout. I have to admit it made me take ...
... not the sort of beaches you would be laying out in the sun on.
......six months from now there will be snow on these beaches. The currents and customs of the Pacific will continue to litter these beaches.
I enjoy the treasure hunt feeling I get when I wander the beaches. ....one man's trash...could be your treasure!
... the roads with their tractors and such.
Using my smart phone and the GPS coordinates from our 35FSS.com webpage ("Travel with confidence" section), I didn't have nay issue finding the shrine. And the VERY big torii gate that stretched across the road reassured me that I was getting ...
... walked through I made it OK.
On the "bowing" thing. When the conductors or the trolly girls come into the carriage they bow to all the people in the carriage. Then when they leave they turn around and face everyone and bow again. When the conductor did it I thought "damn, he's coming back to get me after all". But it was all a false alarm.
Spent the day here going to a couple of sights.
First an archaeological ...
... to see. If we had come 3 days later, the beautiful blossoms would be gone. By the end of the day, the blossoms were already starting to fall from the trees like snow. The park is also home to one of the oldest castles in Japan, the 5 story Hirosaki Castle Tower, which was originally built in 1611 but was struck by lightning in 1627. It was later re-built in 1811 by the ninth lord of Tsugaru and still stands today. I know all of this because ...