Daibutsu, Kamakura

Daibutsu, Kamakura
Daibutsu in Kamakura, June 2010. There were thousands of school kids visiting that day. It was still great fun.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I will be here

This is where I will be for the next two weeks visiting family in Otawara, Tochigi. I will also be visiting family in Nikko. Other then that I have no specific plans. We will probably go to places like Bell Mall in Utsunomiya and if I have a chance, I will take walks around Otawara.


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I'd like to walk to this shinto shrine on top of the hill overlooking town if I have time. I've been there before but I have not walked there by myself. Below the shrine at the bottom of the hill is a Buddhist temple that I have also been to before as well.



In the past I have walked to the Tobu mall from home which is about a 25 minute walk each way. There is a McDonald's there. The only one in Otawara. There is no Starbucks in town. For that, we go to Bell Mall. However, there is a Mister Donut next door to the Tobu Mall and their coffee is not bad. And the donuts aren't bad either.

I will try and post updates when I am there.

12 comments:

  1. Will your travels bring you near Tokyo at all? Hachioji in particular?

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  2. I won't be near Hachioji unfortunately this time. I visited Hachioji several times in 2006 though.

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  3. Looks like a lovely area you're in; I've never been around there, so if you get pics, please post! Otherwise, enjoy your time there!

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  4. How about near Tokyo?

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  5. I probably am only staying in the Tochigi area this trip. It does;nt look like I will make it to tokyo. I hope to the next time I visit.

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  6. Is it wrong to be jealous? Ah, hell. Who cares... I'm jealous.

    ganbatte kudasai!
    頑張って下さいぞ!

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  7. I understand your jelousy.

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  8. @ Tornadoes
    No problems then.

    @真秀
    I live in Japan, hows that? :-)

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  9. That will have to do. Japan is a relatively small country but places are far apart all the same.

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