Travel Blogs from Hitachi
... of dignitaries and reporters were on hand for the unveiling.
There were all sorts of artefacts and curios from the past 160 years, including the helmet shaped decorations that used to adorn the opening of a tunnel.
We had 3 hours at the museum, 2 of which was to look around and another hour for lunch. That was probably more than enough time for me.
We retraced our steps back to Tokyo Station. However, ...
... upstairs had not been touched since the earthquake (almost a year ago), so we would stay at their house for the night and clean up the next day.
We did experience our first earthquakes in Japan. During the three weeks we were at the farm we experienced a dozen small earthquakes and tremors. Many of them were small, but a couple woke us up to the house shaking violently. We were able to capture the end of a small one on video which you can ...
... fun. And drinking continued until 4:30am when half of us decided to go home. We stayed up chatting until the rest of them got home at 7am and then went to bed until 10am. So Saturday was spent recovering and taking a lovely walk to Omiya Park to see the shrine, the very depressing zoo (I almost cried seeing the lonely hyena in his concrete cage) and then off for soba noodles for dinner. Sunday we went exploring around Omiya station, explored the shops and had lunch at ...
Short entry today again.
Went to meet my host mothers sister for lunch at a restaurant in Mito today where they do sumo-style food. So big massive pot filled with everything. Apparently they have one to themselves and then go to sleep afterwards and thats how they get tank mode. It was goooood, also tried a 0% alcohol beer which was actually pretty good. After that we went to a wind ...
... temples, shrines, parks, community centers, etc., so figured we’d go explore some of their "12 Scenes in Tokai" and other historical sites.
We rode our bikes several kilometers up to the NW part of town (we’re staying in the SE). It’s always pretty nice riding bikes around here, as there is plenty of farmland, gardens, and traditional houses with ...
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