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.
We drove from Chiba to Oarai and first stopped at the Oarai Tower.
Here we enjoyed a morning pie and coffee/tea break.
This was the view from the top of Oarai Tower.
Next, we enjoyed a leisurely walk around the fish market on the pier.