Taga Station Hotel
Travel Blogs from Hitachi
... upstairs had not been touched since the earthquake (almost a year ago), so we would stay at their house for the night and clean up the next day.
We did experience our first earthquakes in Japan. During the three weeks we were at the farm we experienced a dozen small earthquakes and tremors. Many of them were small, but a couple woke us up to the house shaking violently. We were able to capture the end of a small one on video which you can ...
... fun. And drinking continued until 4:30am when half of us decided to go home. We stayed up chatting until the rest of them got home at 7am and then went to bed until 10am. So Saturday was spent recovering and taking a lovely walk to Omiya Park to see the shrine, the very depressing zoo (I almost cried seeing the lonely hyena in his concrete cage) and then off for soba noodles for dinner. Sunday we went exploring around Omiya station, explored the shops and had lunch at ...
... which was cool. Not quite Chiaki, but one of the conductors was 17 which is still amazing. Did I mention that there was a kotatsu at my host mothers sisters house ;D. (Jelly?)
The town that this was in was only about 60km away or something but its all through populated areas so it took aaages. The road there had one touge like section but there was traffic...
Dinner was soba and then ...
... roads and pathways winding between them. We didn’t see anything earth-shattering, but some really pretty parks, big beautiful trees and bamboo, and nice quiet temples and shrines. We also rode by an elementary school as it was letting out for the day. It’s always fun to see the kids, be stared at, and have them shout “hello!” practicing their English ...
... every since.
We went to Kasama twice in 2007, but both times it was dreary and rainy. This was a beautiful clear day (sandwiched in between several days of rain and gray skies, so a doubly nice day to get out), and we wanted to see it in the sunshine. Last time I went with my sister and brother-in-law in early November, there were some gorgeous chrysanthemum displays. This time we were a bit disappointed because, while there were ...
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