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 ...
... the town, was an untouched neighborhood, all of the houses at a high enough ground to not have been breached. What must it have been like, to watch the destruction going on below, saved by height? How many watched their friends' houses float by? And how many residents, shopping on lower ground, didn't return?
We continued our travel to a hotel nearby, where many refugees were staying as ...
... taiko drummers perform and then talking and meeting with other girls around my age. I loved listening to their questions, but my favorite, by far, had to be this:
After much prompting from two high school girls' former English teacher to ask a question the result was:
"Do you...like...Johnny Depp?"
Cue facepalm from the teacher (a Canadian of Japanese descent) and a round of laughter from me! (And the answer was yes, naturally.)
I had a great time at the ...
Other places to stay in Miyako
32-4 Hitachihama-cho, Miyako | Hotelfrom $314
1-1-18 Sokei, Miyako | Hotelfrom $55
148 Mukaishinden Taro, Miyako | Hotelfrom $126
4-1 Ara-machi, Miyako | Hotelfrom $193
5-1 Wami-machi, Miyako | Hotelfrom $63