Tarou Kanko Hotel
Travel Blogs from Miyako
... of the coastline and estuary area, I was still struggling to take it in as I was approached by a Japanese guy who I then sat and chatted with for a while (I say chatted but even with my rudimentary Japanese and his lack of English we knew what each other meant eventually, I think !) he explained that he lived in the town and lost his home in the tsunami and he came to this hill after the disaster along with many other residents, he pointed to various areas along the ...
Friday morning, Mr. Sasaki, his wife, Kiko, and I all went to Asakusa, the big temple in Tokyo lined by numerous shops of souvenirs, et cetera. I found this a great time to get some items for back home, and, best of all, I bought a kendo sword! I couldn't actually get a real steel one, due to sword laws in Japan, but I did get ...
Thursday started off with many hugs and goodbyes to the host family and all the new friends in Tome. I was sad to part from them, but I was also a bit excited to be going home soon. It's always a strange feeling on trips, isn't it? You want to stay forever, but you also can't wait to get home.
Overall, Thursday was a fairly relaxed day. After a fair amount of travel from Tome to Tokyo, we met up with Mr. Sasaki's daughter ...
... of them, but on the boat ride we saw a fair few.
Also on the boat ride, we saw a fair few seagulls. For fun, we bought some little cheesy cracker things and fed them to the excited gulls. It was a lot of fun, especially when they could swoop down and catch thrown treats in midair! One noisy one that perched on the edge of the boat was my favorite, a grizzled looking older fella I ...
On Tuesday, we started off the day by heading to the comic book museum! This was incredibly fun for me, as I'm so into manga and comics, and I had a blast! While I was unfamiliar with the work of the museum's featured artist, I did know some about the special exhibit over Neon Genesis Evangelion, and greatly enjoyed everything about the museum.
After the comics, we headed over to the central fire ...
Other places to stay in Miyako
32-4 Hitachihama-cho, Miyako | Hotelfrom $294
148 Mukaishinden Taro, Miyako | Hotelfrom $109
1-1-18 Sokei, Miyako | Hotelfrom $56
5-1 Wami-machi, Miyako | Hotelfrom $88
4-1 Aramachi, Miyako | Hotelfrom $202