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Japan Diaries 4: Day 71

Day 71: January 11, 2022 Tuesday - Mie Road Trip Day 1 Good morning everyone, it's a rainy day but that won't stop us from our planned 2-day road trip to Mie Prefecture. For today's trip, we will be heading to Shima City in Mie Prefecture .  We left Kameyama Residence in Osaka Prefecture at around 9AM. The estimated travel time to our hotel in Shima City  is around 3 hours and 30 minutes.  For today's trip, our first stop was at the house of Mr. Toshi's daughter Ms. Akiko in Suita City, Osaka Pr efecture. We dropped off the family dog, Yomogi there.  Ano Service Area Ano service area stamp Cremia soft creme break with my Japanese family From Suita City, we continued on to Ise Expressway. Since it was a long drive, we decided to have a toilet break stop at Ano Service Area . Of course, I made sure to get the service area stamp for my travel diary. Also, as a way to thank my Japanese family for this trip, I bought them Cremia Soft Cream Ice Cream.  Shin - Meishin Exp

Wakayama Marina City - Wakayama

Wakayama Marina City ( 和歌山マリーナシティ ) is an artificial island in Wakayama Prefecture that is popular with tourists due to its fish market and theme park. It is located at 1527 Kemi, Wakayama City. Wakayama Marina City Wakayama Marina City Details Construction of the artificial island began in April 1989. The island was finally completed and opened to the public in 1994. The island was originally developed by Matsushita Kosan (Matsushita Investment and Development Company Ltd.) and Wakayama Prefecture to coincide with the World Resort Expo of 1994.  Welcome to Wakayama Marina City Wakayama Marina City - Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture Wakayama Marina City has a total land area of 49 hectares. Today, the island is known for its theme park (Porto Europa), hot spring (Kishu Kuroshio Onsen), hotel (Wakayama Marina City Hotel), and market (Kurushio Market). Entering Porto Europa Wakayama Porto Europa Map It is currently one of the most popular sightseeing destinations in Wakayama City.

Japan Diaries 4: Day 70

Day 70: January 10, 202 2 Monday - A Trip to Wakayama Good morning everyone! Today, Mr. Toshi had a lunch reservation at Kominka Cafe Restaurant Hatsuhana in Iwade City, Wakayama. Mr. Toshi's other daughter, Akiko, her son, and her friend Kumi-san joined us for this trip.  However, before we headed out, Mr. Toshi and Ms. Taeko brought the family dog Yomo to the vet as he was limping after our stroll in Rinku Park two days ago.  My breakfast for today While waiting for them to return, Akiko and company arrived sometime around 10AM. Kumi-san and I got to chat about various topics as she can speak English fluently. Mr. Toshi and Ms. Taeko returned a little before 11AM. We found out that it was Yomo's weight that was the leading cause of the issue. I'm thankful it wasn't something grave.  I rode with Akiko-san and Kumi-san going to Iwade City. Kominka Cafe Restaurant Hatsuhana We left the Kamiyama residence in a two-car convoy bound for Iwade City. I rode with Akiko and


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