August 12, 2009

Aomori to Miyako, Iwate (August 12th) 《Summer Trip Day 11》

The express "Hamanasu" arrived at Honshu early in the morning.

We didn't have any plan for the rest of our trip. We took the Japan Sea side on the way up from Tokyo, so we decided to take the Pacific Ocean side down to Tokyo.
After arriving at Aomori Sta. we took the train to Hachinohe, and then took the Hachinohe line to Kuji Sta. From there we took Sanriku Tetsudou line. On the way to Miyako Sta. we got off the train and took the bus to see the beautiful coast. At Miyako Sta. we stayed at Suehiro-kan YH, which we reserved on that day at Hachinohe.

The express "Hamanasu".

Noheji Station on the way to Hachinohe.

Hachinohe Station.

Hachinohe Station.

The train we took to Kuji station.

The train "Umineko" of Hachinohe line to Kuji station.

Apple juice... Aomori is famous for its apples!

Koyama Senbei bought at Hachinohe station.
Pistachio tastes pretty good!

Hachinohe is famous for its squid.

Hachinohe line running by the coast... The sea breeze felt really nice!

The seashore was right there!

We saw quite a few surfers, too.


Kuji Station.

Kuji Station.

Kuji Station of Sanriku Tetsudou line.
From here we took the line run by a different company from JR.

The Soba shop in the station.

Scallop Soba noodles and Grilled Miso rice ball.

On the way to Miyako Station.

We got off the train at Fudai Station, and took the small bus run by the village to Kita Yamazaki.

Lilium maculatum (Sukashi Yuri) found at Kita Yamazaki.
They call Hamayuri around there.

Kita Yamazaki.

Kita Yamazaki.

Kita Yamazaki.

Local line got only one car.

The inside of the hostel at Miyako.

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