TripAdvisor Reviews Kojima Ryokan Hirosaki
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... 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.
... to see. If we had come 3 days later, the beautiful blossoms would be gone. By the end of the day, the blossoms were already starting to fall from the trees like snow. The park is also home to one of the oldest castles in Japan, the 5 story Hirosaki Castle Tower, which was originally built in 1611 but was struck by lightning in 1627. It was later re-built in 1811 by the ninth lord of Tsugaru and still stands today. I know all of this because ...
... not far from Shin-Aomori Station (the shinkansen station). It has all of the above-mentioned things, and even some actual private rooms (these were all booked for that night, sadly). More importantly, the website boasted in very large font that they had 300 parking spaces.
[If I seem a little hung up on parking, it's because if there's one thing I find bothersome, it's parking in cities. Only slightly ...
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