Saturday, May 3, 2014

2014 Golden Week Trip Day 1

Day 1 starts off with waiting a friend of mine, M who was coming from Nagoya in Tokyo. We agreed to meet up in Akiba since both of us wanted to eat halal dinner, and decided to eat kebab in Akihabara at 7.30 p.m.

The bus to Shichi-no-he Towada (七戸十和田駅) departs at 9.30 p.m from Tokyo station. The gist of the route is just like this.

We arrived in Shichi-no-he the next morning at around 8.30 a.m.

Since both of us haven't planned anything yet, we decided to plan our trip at the station and also refreshed ourselves while charging our empty stomachs and phones.

It was outrageous since our planning took 2 hours before we decided on our first activity on the first day, which was visiting the museum in Towada. Yet, we didn't proceed as planned. That was all because we found out that to go to the Honshu northernmost site takes 3 hours drive from the station. So, our first day ended up going to the northernmost site of Honshu, which is Omazaki(大間崎) in Shimo-kita hantou(下北半島).

We arrived in Omazaki at around 1.30 p.m and my, it was so cold! It was already summer in Tokyo yet, it was so cold here in Omazaki. I didn't even brought my winter coat, thinking it may be not that cold at all.

The drive to Omazaki was amazing. The north of Honshu is just beginning to embrace spring, and the sakura was blooming all along the road. It was such a calming view and the drive had been such a joy that all my fatigue and sleepiness flew away! (M could not drive, so M the one who took the photos while I drove all the 6 hours, while sleep-deprived)

And it's the sea! It's been a long time since I'd been to a seaside, and wow! Didn't I miss the sea so much!

The sea breeze, the salty air, the fish smell all over! And it was so cold!!!! Hokkaido can be sighted from the Omazaki cape, making me wanting to go cross over the sea.

My lunch was Maguro, fresh from the sea!

That was the trip from the first day. I drove back to the station just in time for our lodgings in Aomori city.

Until then,

Ha Hu Hi.

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