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A close encounter with a Nuclear Power Plant

Never in my wildest dream that I would ever be so close to a Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.

There is 3-day weekend every September in Japan. A nice time to visit the beach and unwind. It is a time when the barely anybody is in the beach. It is interesting to point out that everything has a proper schedule in Japan. As soon as August ends, Summer is officially over and all stores around the beach are close. It’s like a ghost town.

So how did we end up in this part of the country? After asking a Japanese friend who recommended a beach in Fukui area, I went and look for a place to stay. After calling several hotels and ryokan , Katsumiya was the only one that was open.

It was affordable and still accessible by train + bus. Checking out the beach picture, it looked really promising.

After T arrived from his summer break in the States, he checked out the location to get a rough idea and that’s when he noticed the Nuclear Power Plant.

I was already feeling uneasiness of the situation but still hopeful that it’s still far away. Unfortunately, the gods were having too much fun to give us what we wish.

We found our inn and lo and behold, it right across the power plant.

There were no convenience store. No banks. No vending machine. No restaurants. Nothing!!!

Either we go back to town which is an hour away by bus or eat at the hotel. Luckily, the inn were still able to prepare a meal for us for extra fee.

The location of the inn is in a sleepy fishing village, so we still need to walk a good 15 minutes to reach the beach front.

It was still a memorable and nice weekend even with our current dilemma.

Tsuruga, Fukui
The fishing port in front of the inn.

Tsuruga, Fukui The fisherman and the nuclear power plant. Tsuruga, Fukui
The bridge connecting the power plant. You can actually visit the plant, just reserve an a shuttle bus will take you there.

Tsuruga, Fukui Up close and personal with the Fukui Nuclear Power Plant. Tsuruga, Fukui
If the power plant was not there, this place would have been perfect.

Tsuruga, Fukui The contemplating man and the Power plant. Tsuruga, Fukui
The beautiful Sunset.

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More Stitch

I got more 🙂

Amanohashidate 天橋立

Amanohashidate 天橋立

Fukui

Fukui

 

Hida

Hida

 

Kinosaki Onsen

Kinosaki Onsen

 

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For the love of Good Food

One thing that T and I never say NO to is FOOD. Good , Delicious and yet affordable food.

Before the winter ended and before the winter crab are gone , we decided to join another tour that will take us all the way to Fukui Prefecture for this very delicious King Crab.

Each participant will get 3 whole King crabs cooked in 12 different ways. One of the 3 as you can see is just boiled. Oh how big and good it loooks :).

We were given 1.5 hours to finish everything but in less than an hour all of it was gone :). We really did not have any proper breakfast, so we were really hungry by the time we got there.

A bus tour within the coast line of Fukui, overlooking the Sea of Japan was included in the tour unfortunately it rained all the way there, we really could not see anything.

An hour stay in a local Onsen ( hot spring ) in Fukui, and on the way home, the tour guide decided to take a different route going through Lake Biwa since we did not get a good view of coastline.

We did glimpse a little bit of Lake Biwa before the rain poured again.

Rain or shine, we were still very happy to have eaten such a sumptous lunch 🙂 Looking forward to our next food tour :).

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