Yesterday, Teddy and I biked 46 kilometers. In our travels, we visited Odaka Ryokuchi Koen and Arimatsu.
Here we are, super energetic after our 20 km bike ride to Odaka!
The pond and blossoms were very beautiful.
There were many different types of plum blossoms at Odaka Ryokuchi Koen.
White plum blossoms.
Here we are standing in front of an assortment of different blossoms.
The reddish blossoms were very pretty.
While at the park, one of the teachers from our school mailed me and recommended a nearby place called Arimatsu, so we headed there next.
Along the way, we saw this super happy house.
Arimatsu is famous for traditional Japanese tie-dying.
There were really cool traditional buildings all around. I really liked this mailbox.
Us on one of the streets of Arimatsu.
Some of the roads were comically narrow.
We saw Tenmangu Shrine, and received a history lesson from a random Japanese guy while there, which was pretty cool.
A shibori (tie-dye) banner at the shrine.
A close up of the banner.
While riding back, my bicycle seat broke! Seriously, look at how ridiculous this is:
Luckily, I didn’t fall off. We DID have to walk 30 minutes to a bike shop, which sucked, but it only cost 500 yen to fix, so that was awesome!
Well, that’s all for this weekend!