Tetsuya reminded me that we went to the beach and I never wrote a blog about it. Ohhhh sad times! This was a lovely beach trip and ohh so memorable. Maybe I just wanted to save this memory for myself and not share it? Too late now.
So we went to Jodogohama in August, the last week of swimming time. The water here is notoriously cold and Locals say jellyfish inhabit the water after the Obon period, so after Mid-August. So our Precious swimming time is very short.
Jodo is a good 1.5-2 hour car ride away so its a full on day trip!
So we came prepared! There is much to do, they have a visitor center, short hiking trails( which we will go on later), sightseeing boat, a smaller boat ride thingie, and of course, a beach.
We decided to go on a short boat ride that goes into a cave. Its only 1500 yen per person or $15 for a 20 min boat ride. Totally worth it!!!!!!
Pay your fare, get your gear, enjoy a beer while waiting for you name to be called.
They give you shrimp flavored snacks. We thought they were for human consumption, we later found out it was for the birds.
They call your name form a loudspeaker and you meander your way to the boat.
Your adventure begins with a private boat tour around the bay. Little did we know the shrimp chips were to be tribute to the protectors of the bay.
We had upset the natural balance of the bay.
The entrance of the blue cave. It gets blue on the inside.
Jodo is a rock beach, but soft rocks. I saw some people skipping them it was too cute.
If you look closely you can see rock colored fish. It took a five minutue conversation like this for me to see them:
Tetsuya: there’s fish
Carrie: no there’s not, where
T: right there
C: no those are rocks
etc, etc, till finally my eyes focused on the spiny little things.
I alone braved the cold water, Tetsuya’s strengths lie elsewhere.
I also saw some Japanese women in Bikinis!!! I was so impressed. We have been to the beach a few times and have yet to see a bikini that wasn’t covered with a t-shirt like I was in Christian Youth Camp. We hear it’s because women here don’t want to get tan. So I was so surprised to see two beautiful ladies in bikinis, I miss that sight. Come Japan, Join me. muwahahahahaha.
So I really really really wanted Cook Out, but real char-grilled burgers are sort of lacking here. Even the ground beef I buy in the grocery store is usually 50%beef 50% pork. So we saw a MC and went for it. I regretted the decision about an hour or so later. As per usual.