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.

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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.

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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.

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Along the way we passed elderly couples walking their dogs.

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And a younger guy walking his cat.

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Walking his what?

Let’s take a closer look.

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Yes

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.

Hmmm.

Maybe I should take my plant out for a walk.

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

The soba.

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

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

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Some duck nabe.

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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

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

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To visit this.

Can you guess what it is?

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Does this help?

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Welcome to the strawberry farm!

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

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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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