Suspension bridges, Soba and Strawberries

With apologies for the long time between posts, I have been busy getting killed at work.

But there is only one way to deal with that.  That’s right.  Eat yourself to happiness.

But first you have to get there.


So one fine day we walked to Tanzawa (where we previously had the adventure of hiking).  Unfortunately I had injured my knee so no hiking this time.

Instead we stopped by to see the famous suspension bridge.


And a pretty bridge it was!

Although it doesn’t actually lead anywhere useful.  That’s true art right?  You build it just to admire.


Along the way we passed elderly couples walking their dogs.


And a younger guy walking his cat.


Walking his what?

Let’s take a closer look.



That is a cat.

This is the first time that I’ve seen a cat taken for a walk.

In a pink blanket no less.


Maybe I should take my plant out for a walk.


Anyway, I digress from the real reason for our journey.

The soba.


Two types of soba here.  Normal and one made with buck wheat husks.  Has a more coarse (but interesting) taste.


And to go along with this, some tempura (shrimp and clams).


Some duck nabe.


And more lovely tempura.  Prawn, squid, eggplant, wasabi plant and some other stuff I can’t recall.

Ok, actually the tempura had been a bit overfried so was a bit soggy.  But the soba was good!

A quiet eating 6.5/10


But the best was yet to come.  So off we walked past the bridge again.


To visit this.

Can you guess what it is?


Does this help?


Welcome to the strawberry farm!


Here at the strawberry farm you can pay a small fee to have 1 hour with the strawberries.


And no, its not so you can just feel them.

Its so you can eat them.

Needless to say, my friend and I almost lost our self control.  However, fortunately for the strawberries we had arrived so late that the special all you can eat time had passed.

We still managed to take a pack home though!

Until next time.


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