Odaka Ryokuchi Koen and Arimatsu

Yesterday, Teddy and I biked 46 kilometers. In our travels, we visited Odaka Ryokuchi Koen and Arimatsu.

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Here we are, super energetic after our 20 km bike ride to Odaka!

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The pond and blossoms were very beautiful.

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There were many different types of plum blossoms at Odaka Ryokuchi Koen.

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White plum blossoms.

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Here we are standing in front of an assortment of different blossoms.

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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.

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Along the way, we saw this super happy house.

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Arimatsu is famous for traditional Japanese tie-dying.

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There were really cool traditional buildings all around. I really liked this mailbox.

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Us on one of the streets of Arimatsu.

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Some of the roads were comically narrow.

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We saw Tenmangu Shrine, and received a history lesson from a random Japanese guy while there, which was pretty cool.

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A shibori (tie-dye) banner at the shrine.

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A close up of the banner.

While riding back, my bicycle seat broke! Seriously, look at how ridiculous this is:

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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!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara Lange
    Mar 05, 2015 @ 04:12:09

    Really Cool!! I’m glad you are back to doing your journal Jen!

    Reply

  2. Marie
    Mar 13, 2015 @ 05:24:36

    So nice to see your pictures again…..I missed seeing them.

    Reply

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