Tarou Kanko Hotel
Travel Blogs from Miyako
... clean and fast. It can be challenging to buy tickets as some stations don’t have English instructions at the kiosks. Buying from an actual ticket agent works well.
The streets in the Japanese cities are very clean. I don’t think I have seen any trash laying around. That said, I haven’t seen a trash can anywhere while walking around. The people are very polite and are often helpful if you look ...
... 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 ...
... my family and then sat down at a free Internet cafe to send a couple of e-mails to my parents and get ready for the flight.
And then, we boarded the flight, and came home. The trip was great fun, and I had an absolutely wonderful time, but there's no denying how happy I was to see my family again after coming off the ...
... Kinda wish they had that here.)
Once we finished up at China Town, we went out to the port at Yokohama and saw all the ships and everything docked there. Most interesting was a historical boat, that used to transport many Japanese immigrants to various places in South America after World War II, when people wanted to get away in hopes of a better future.
The rest of the afternoon was spent doing some ...
Wednesday started off with a fair amount of travel to the popular tourist site of Matsushima. Before heading out on our boat ride, we visited a temple popularly visited to make wishes, and then a shrine in honor of a grandson of a famous samurai ruler of northern Japan. He died at the tender age of nineteen (suspected poisoning) and so his grandfather saw fit to honor him with a very detailed shrine. ...
Other places to stay in Miyako
5-7, rue Diderot, Arles | 2 star hotelfrom $294
- Beautiful, atmospheric hotel in the centre of town
- Stylish Hotel
- Lovely hotel, but skip Arles if you can
148 Mukaishinden Taro, Miyako | Hotelfrom $109
5-1 Wami-machi, Miyako | Hotelfrom $88
1-1-18 Sokei, Miyako | Hotelfrom $56
4-1 Aramachi, Miyako | Hotelfrom $202