Tarou Kanko Hotel
Travel Blogs from Miyako
... 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 ...
... grandson, and Mr. Sasaki and his family (wife, daughter, grandson) took us to a Japanese China Town, where we walked around a fair bit and enjoyed the decorations. We ate lunch at a buffet, with a different sort of concept. More like a restaurant, you pay a set price, and then order whatever you want. The waiters bring it to you instead of you getting up. I found it interesting, how little details like that can be different in ...
... 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 ...
... of land where there should have been neighborhoods and stores and offices. Cars were piled up beside the road, smashed in and crushed like a soda can. They were so bent and broken it seemed as if it would be easy to walk up and dent them with a fist. The force of the tsunami certainly wrecked them with ease.
Apart from a few lone skeletons of buildings, the town had been wiped out. On a ...
... lesson, which I had a lot of fun with! I learned to write out the characters for 'cool breeze', and learned some history about the kanji of Japan and its descent from China as well. My calligraphy wasn't so neat, but it was fun to learn! Then, the sensei took us around his temple and gave Kiko and me a wooden charm, to write out a wish on for the future.
That evening, we had the potluck party, filled with many citizens from Tome. I had a good time, watching a group of ...
Other places to stay in Miyako
5-7, rue Diderot, Arles | 2 star hotelfrom $294
148 Mukaishinden Taro, Miyako | Hotelfrom $109
1-1-18 Sokei, Miyako | Hotelfrom $56
2364 Pacific Coast Highway, Lomita | Motelfrom $88
4-1 Aramachi, Miyako | Hotelfrom $202