So what’s happening fellow bloggers. Rex again. Just yesterday on April 29th I went to the Miura Beach located at Southern Kanagawa prefecture and on my trip home stopped by Mikasa Park to admire the famous Mikasa battleship. Also people may find it surprising that the above Japanese version has no correction marks on it. That doesn’t mean I wrote a perfect Japanese blog on my first try, it’s just that I had different people checking my Japanese this time. My lab mates Yuya and Shou are nice enough to spend their time reviewing my Japanese post.
So back to the main topic, after spending 2 full weeks inside Atsugi city, I decided that I need a long trip to refresh my mind. Thus I decided to travel to one of the southernmost beaches in Kanagawa prefecture. After roughly 1 hour and 40 minutes of train ride as well as switching the train 3 times in between, I finally arrived at Miura beach. Surprisingly there aren’t a lot of people on the beach at this time, I can only suppose the weather is still too cold for most people as aside from some random surfers and families it is mostly empty. As usual, once I arrived at a new location I started walking aimlessly around, which is a very effective way to get to know a place actually as I ended up discovering many docks, new beaches, as well as some military like structures along the coast. Eventually I arrived on top of a small hill overlooking the surrounding oceans and that’s when I decided to turn back. After coming back to my apartment and looking at google map I found out that I had almost arrived at the south side of the beach (I started at the north side) .
On my way back I stopped at Yokosukachuo Station to check out a famous battleship. Upon arrival at Mikasa park I found out that the battleship is infact Mikasa battleship, a famous war ship that fought in the Russo-Japanese war in 1904. The ship is surprisingly well preserved and most of the cannons are still intact. Also worth noting is that there is a big American naval base right on the north side of Mikasa park and much of Yokosuka city is full of American and Japanese sailors. I also suspect there is a Japanese naval officer academy somewhere nearby as there are students dressed in officer clothing all over the place.
This concludes my very productive Saturday, which took over 8 hours despite of me only visiting two places.