Mar 142013
 

Unagi Box

After our day trip around Ibaraki Prefecture, we returned back to Chiba and enjoyed a delicious unagi dinner!

Unagi

So good!!!

Mar 132013
 

Mt. Tsukuba Ropeway

After our sushi lunch in Oarai, we headed for Mt. Tsukuba.

Mt. Tsukuba Ropeway

We took a ride up on the Mt. Tsukuba Ropeway…

Mt. Tsukuba Ropeway

Unfortunately the weather was pretty cloudy that day.

Mt. Tsukuba Ropeway

But it wasn’t a total loss, we could still see some of the view. And we found a really good chocolate snack we had never seen before.

Kinako Mochi Chocolate

These are little kinako flavored chocolates with a small piece of mochi inside!

Kinako Mochi Chocolate

Mar 122013
 

Sushi in Oarai

After walking around the Oarai morning fish market and seeing all of the fresh seafood, we decided to get some sushi for lunch!

Sushi in Oarai

This little sushi bar is located right next to the market at the harbor.

Sushi in Oarai

Sushi in Oarai

Sushi in Oarai

Sushi in Oarai

Mar 102013
 

Oarai

In winter of 2009 we visited the town of Oarai in Ibaraki Prefecture. Oarai was one of the port towns that was hit by the March 11, 2011 tsunami.

Oarai Map

We drove from Chiba to Oarai and first stopped at the Oarai Tower.

Oarai Pie

Here we enjoyed a morning pie and coffee/tea break.

Oarai Pie

Oarai

This was the view from the top of Oarai Tower.

Oarai

Oarai Fish Market

Next, we enjoyed a leisurely walk around the fish market on the pier.

Oarai Fish Market

Oarai Fish Market

Oarai Fish Market

Oarai Fish Market

Oarai Fish Market

Oarai Fish Market

Oarai Fish Market

Oarai Fish Market

Oarai

Oarai