The Jon

Fukuroda Waterfall in Ibaraki

Some time has passed, but I will finally get around to this now! On the day before my birthday, Yukari, her family, and I took a bus tour up to Ibaraki. Even though it isn’t that far from Tokyo, it was the first time for me to vist there. We got up nice and early to catch the bus around 6:30am. After that, I don’t remember so much.. I guess I slept for a few hours :)

I woke up before we were at our first destination, so I had wait for another few hours before we stopped to see the Fukuroda Waterfall. The day was quite rainy, so the tour guide said that it might have a little more water than usual. Well, she was wrong, it had a lot more water!


This picture was taken from the very top viewing platform.  The sound of it was quite loud from up here, but we ventured down, near the bottom of the waterfall.  We took a video of what it was like down there, it was a bit hard to see because there was so much water, but try and imagine while you watch this:

How was that? Needless to say, I was pretty wet after getting a little close to it. After that we made a few more stops. One of the stops was a Japanese sweets museum, and they had an interesting cherry tree there.

This was made out of candy

It was made out of candy! They didn’t let us taste it, so I can’t vouch for how it tasted, but it sure looked nice. After that,  we had a nice long bus ride back home! We were all tired, so we went to bed at a reasonable time and woke up all refreshed on my birthday!

[Click here to see a slideshow of all of the pictures]