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My final stop on the Saturday adventure trip was at the Really Big Buddha just outside Aomori, Japan. This too is on the Misawa Air Base "must see" listing and while I've been past it a number of times (heading to the snow of the Hakkoda mountains or on various ITT trips), this was my first stop at ...
After arriving WAY EARLY on the west coast of Japan for a Saturday of sightseeing and adventure, I realized nothing was open so I headed down a trail to the beach.
....I thought I'd share a bit of what one might find on the shores of Japan.
It is amazing the items that wash up on the beach! While many people would think ...
... one of the bridges. You could tell that just about everything else was freshly painted too, so the colors were brilliant.
Add to that the flowers and vibrant green foliage and you get some wonderful pictures.
Well worth the drive.
.....but that wasn't all I did on Saturday!
...stay tuned ...
... walked through I made it OK.
On the "bowing" thing. When the conductors or the trolly girls come into the carriage they bow to all the people in the carriage. Then when they leave they turn around and face everyone and bow again. When the conductor did it I thought "damn, he's coming back to get me after all". But it was all a false alarm.
Spent the day here going to a couple of sights.
First an archaeological ...
... that I have left it at the train station. It's safe to say I'm out of that job for the rest of the trip and the train ride felt twice as long as it really was. When we arrived at the park, we knew right away this was worth the trip. One cherry tree in full bloom is a thing of beauty, but to see approx 2,600 together in one park is breathtaking. We are told by the locals that our timing is perfect. If we had arrived 2 days before, there was not ...