Our Last Saturday in Fukushima City

Needing a little break from a week of hard work and an even harder week coming up, we did a little sightseeing today and took the train to Tsurugajo Castle, a replica of a traditional Japanese castle in the city of Aizuwakamatsu, about 90 minutes from our hotel.  More impressive than the castle itself were the cherry blossoms in full bloom and the spectacular views along the walk and from the very top of the castle. Despite the crowds that rivaled Times Square at Christmas time, it was as really fun day.

Walking through the small town back and forth to the train was a great part of the experience as well, and of course, we couldn’t pass up a stop at a sake  brewery.

It was back to Fukushima City for dinner at a sushi restaurant where the dishes come around on a conveyor  belt and you take the dishes you want. Different color dishes represents different prices. When it’s time to pay, the waitress simply counts up your plates and hands you your bill.

The castle moat

The castle moat

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The view from the top

The view from the top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking down on people picnicking on the blue sheets

Looking down on people picnicking on the blue sheets

Top view with the mountains in the background

Top view with the mountains in the background

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Sushi on a conveyor belt

Sushi on a conveyor belt

We won't say who ate the most

We won’t say who ate the most

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  1. pandrbox

    Japanese Translation.
    無事一週間終わったことだし、これからまた大変な週がやってくるから、ちょっと休みたいなと思ったのね。だから、今日は鶴ヶ城まで電車でちょっと観光に行ってみたの。ホテルから90分くらいで行ける、会津若松市にある古式豊かな日本のお城(再建だけど^^; )。お城の姿も素敵だったけど、なにより桜が満開!だし、お城に登ったら、その景色のすごさったらっ! クリスマスのタイムズスクエア(アメリカ人らしい表現!)みたいにすごい人ごみだったけど、とっても楽しかったー。
    駅まで戻るまでしばらく歩いたんだけど、それもそりゃもう楽しかったの。酒造蔵(末廣酒造)にも寄ったわよ、当然っ。
    福島駅に戻ってから行ったのはなんとっ、食べたいお寿司の乗ったお皿がベルトコンベアーに載って走ってくるお寿司屋さんなの。(回転寿司のことです・・・・)お皿の色柄で値段がわかるようになってるんですって!店員さんがお皿の数を数えてお金を払うだけで済んじゃうの。