Travel Blogs from Hirosaki
... not the sort of beaches you would be laying out in the sun on.
......six months from now there will be snow on these beaches. The currents and customs of the Pacific will continue to litter these beaches.
I enjoy the treasure hunt feeling I get when I wander the beaches. ....one man's trash...could be your treasure!
As you enter the shrine area, there is another huge torii gate, nice parking area and the typical bldgs. where you can buy various items for use at the shrine (sort of like prayer/blessing papers, etc.). The entry to the actual shrine is guarded by the typical Japanese styles lions. One male and one female. The ...
... floats - based around history or mythology or current news. They are already making this years ones and you could see them doing one of those too. Puts the Auckland Chinese lantern festival or the Xmas parade in Auckland to shame ( or the gay parade ). Each float is about 5 meters high, 7 meters deep, 9 meters wide and weighs about 4 tonne including its own power generator
So once again a lot of walking with no place to sit down.
After a peaceful day at sea, we arrived in Aomori in Northern Japan. Aomori is a quaint little town, but our plan today is to take a train out to Hirosaki Park, about an hour away, to see what is suppose to be one of the best displays of cherry blossoms in Japan. Roxanne has done all of her research, from the cab ride to the train station, info about the park, even the train schedule. Our whole day is planned in this neat little packet, which ...
... is actually driving in cities; it's the open road that I love.]
And that is how I found myself sleeping on a reclining chair in a semi-darkened room, surrounded by many other people doing the same. The guy next to me was snoring fit to wake the dead (but not himself, unfortunately!) so I ended up moving camp halfway through the night, settling in a darker corner with an extra towel. Towels, as well as ...
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