Oh hey, are you still there? You wouldn't believe the drop-off in visitations that this blog suffered after the whole 'earthquake' 'sunmi' ' radiation' thing. It's almost like all the foreigners left Japan and no one wanted to vacation here. Well, you're in good company - others are coming back too. Thanks.
But Golden Week is a funny time to come back. Lots of people are off from work (including me), all the tickets are 2 or 3 times the price, hotels are jammed...even rental cars were almost booked up. We wanted to get one just for today and ended up renting a 'work' vehicle, which I think was possible only because people didn't notice that station wagons were classified in that category despite being the same size and cost as normal compact cars.
I can't believe I went all the way to Mashiko and forgot to take a picture with the 40-foot tanuki that's in the same parking lot as this one. Not saying I hafta go back, just a little twinge of disappointment with myself.
dull boy, and fortunately my friend Beach had recommended a place to go, off the beaten track and based on his years of living in town. [I've out-clevered myself, because I have no idea what his nickname means, but that's obviously the name I picked for him.
It was not the place with all the suckers waiting outside. No, that was a different, lesser place. Since there aren't many restaurants in town, we were happy to find Azuma An
few experiences with it, I'd say it's not.
here, sorta). And as further befits, the mama was loud and really quirky without ever seeming to talk to us. You can't buy that sort of charm.
I washed my hands first, I promise.