On September 26th, my friend and I took a little trip to Irago in Aichi Prefecture. She lives in Nagoya, and I live in Hamamatsu, so we met in the middle – Toyohashi – and took an Atsumi Line train from Shin-Toyohashi to Mikawa-Tahara, where we picked up a bus to the Garden Hotel.
It was a special deal, where we had to have lunch at the Garden Hotel as part of the package. On the way there, the driver stopped at a メロン狩り (Melon Gari – Melon Picking) place. We didn’t actually do melon “picking” (not quite like strawberry picking, I imagine…), but we did buy some melons:
I have to say, they were darn expensive! (1,500 Yen each!!) But… absolutely delicious! 😀
Along the route to the hotel it started getting really stormy. Not ideal weather for the beach, but great for watching a stormy sea.
When we reached the hotel, we had a buffet lunch. The food wasn’t bad, but the fish and chips did make me laugh. For the second time since I’ve been in Japan, I found myself eating fish and crisps. (Please note, I added the French fries to make it better!)
After lunch, we had a little walk around, but it was very windy, and not really walking weather.
One thing Irago is famous for is its lighthouse. Unfortunately, because of the time and weather we didn’t have a chance to go there. I found some photos on the internet instead. Irago looks like a beautiful place… on the right day! 😉