Unoshima Onsen Ryokan
Travel Blogs from Hitachi
6:00 am wake up again. I've realized I'm a glutton for punishment. I thought I'd be Superman today and go to the remote regions of both Motegi and Mt. Fuji today. They are five hours apart and I was starting off in Tokyo. Which is three and a half hours away from Motegi. I failed miserably. My commute to the Twin Ring Motegi was going smoothly until about 7:45 am. I had gone two stops NW instead of NE at the split at Omiya. I had hopped on a train the was a couple of ...
... been to Odaiba twice before with Shigeki. On our previous visit, Norzin and Shigeki had taken us to one of the restaurants there overlooking the water. There was a fake Statue of Liberty there. We could now tell people that we had diverted the course and went to New York as well.
From Odaiba, we took a long monorail ride back to Shinagawa. All in all, it had been a pretty long day. We didn't return to the hotel till 5.30pm.
Today we finished our work placement at the potato farm, possibly the only place in Japan without internet access. We are both pretty happy to be sitting in a clean and comfortable hotel room.
We arrived in Hitachiota on the 13th of February. Shortly after arriving, Toshika, our host, came to pick us up at the station. She took us back to the farm shop where she prepared a wild boar curry and rice. The wild boar had just been trapped the previous ...
... do plus the more obscure stuff liek Garth Marenghi and League of Gentlemen. Then Bree came along from QLD before we were met by our trainers. We met Eric (USA) just before we headed over to pick up the other bunch of trainees in the terminal. There was British, Americans and a Canadian there plus an Australian and an American to arrive at a later time.
So 10 of us headed back to the training house and chatted the whole way - despite massive jetlag (luckily i ...
... was this speed/reaction based card game which was quite fun (also the reason the blog is going up a bit late - expect it to happen again :p)
Apparently the prefecture north of us had a metre of snow today and lots of cars got trapped, but it was actually quite warm here/Mito. I STILL LIVE IN HOPE!
Meeting the mayor tomorrow and doing a tea ceremony as well. Will report back tomorrow. :)
Other places to stay in Hitachi
1-1-15 Mizukicho, Hitachi | Ryokanfrom $115