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