Today, Ms. N and I went to Kanagawa Stockbreeding Food Collection that had been held at Nihonmaru Memorial Park and had fun with a variety of local foods and wine sake; it was really nice and tasty event. We also studied about the field of stockbreeding in our place and those animals and ingredients.
We should stay on those lives we eat to live and we never can forget about people who raise vegetables and animals.
We only could not have any good beer so stood by BAY BREWING YOKOHAMA to finish the day. It totally was perfect Sunday!
Today MS. N and I went to Vietnam Festa in Kanagawa in Nihon Odori where the prefectural office building located and had fan with eating, drinking, shopping, music and dancing on the stage and even a little studying about Vietnam.
And after that, moved to Yoshida machi to see a Halloween event in Yoshida Machi and again enjoyed eating, drinking, music and watch many people dressed for Halloween night!
After Otaru Aquarium, we came back to the town area and walked and looked around there little more having a break and shopping. Especially, a variety of local sakes at Tanaka Shuzou made us excited. Actually we got something great for our home and souvenir.
For the second night of our stay, we went to an izakaya restaurant Taimu in Renga Yokochou (Redbrick Alley) and the raclette served there was fantastic! It was not only authentic but also really tasty and nice; we loved the creamy rich melting cheese taste and touch. Topping it on the baguette was usual and of course, nice; but on shiitake mushroom was also juicy and delicious. It went very well with both beer and wine; so we had a great time.
We never can see and enjoy every sightseeing spots and attractions there with those short stay. I want to visit Otaru again someday in near future. Thank you Otaru! (End)
The first Saturday of August, Ms. N and I went to ALOHA YOKOHMA 2016 that had been held at OSANBASHI YOKOHAMA INTERNATIONAL PASSANGER TERMINAL also known as the Back of Whale. With our friend Mr. I, we totally enjoyed beers and foods featuring Hawaii, beautiful girls wearing like loco or in beach, talking, an art exhibition all under the summer blue sky, and also shopping.
(Especially, the girls made me feel hot more than the sun…)
We really spent a great time including the night after that, this year too. Thank you, ALOHA YOKOHAMA, see you next summer again!
Otaru Aquarium was our main purpose of this short travel. I would love this place when I was child and lived in Sapporo. It never had been changed and excited me as same as those days.
It locates very along the sea and has great ocean view worth visiting just to see that but it is only a part of many reasons making it so interesting and enjoyable aquarium. Especially, the Marine Mammal Park is remarkable; visitors can see variety of seals, steller sealions, penguins, and even a family of walrus at the many pules made in the rocky shore with original nature things and form.
The sea lions’ show is must see. It could be a spectacle not only with their large bodies and howls but also their abilities and powers; their diving and speed swimming and loud crapping could be a spectacle really overwhelmed us and told how they stood on the top of food chain of northern sea. But when we bought fish buckets (\1000 for large and \500 for small) and feed them, they even looked friendly dogs.
Marching penguins and walrus family were remarkable too. Penguins, actually they do nothing special and they are never well tamed even, but anyway, cute and devilish lovable. Father walrus Uchio is very smart and also have a sense of humor in its large body with the scaring ivories. We saw he had fun surprising a boy head-butting the glass wall. Baby girl walrus Sizuku was super pretty! She had gotten over 100 kilo grams in her first four months life and now maybe will get more, still, she could stay “sweet big baby” for a little while. (Never miss it.)
We saw Dolphin and Otaria show too; it was usual but fan to see, and left there to the downtown of Otaru again.
Born in Sapporo, Hokkaido and moved to Tokyo after graduated high school. Live in Yokohama with my partner Ms. N since 2004. Love movie, coffee, beer, watching soccer, taking pictures and learning languages. Please check http://www.consadole.net/masamaru/ too!