Nov 14, 2018
The autumn weather is just right for day trips. In the Kanto area, some gingko trees have started to go gold, but not much else. Still I enjoy getting out for walks. Last week, I went to Tsuchiura City to see the kura storehouses and the castle.
The storehouses are still businesses, and one is used as a visitor information center. They're all within an easy walk of Tsuchiura Station.
And I had the place pretty much to myself! There were only a half dozen people I passed in the street. This is the information center in the Machikado Kura Nomura with a cafe in the brick kura behin.
At the castle, there was nobody but a woman and child playing on the swings. It was serene and quiet.
And these were only the few photos I took of historical buildings in the center of the city. Every time you turn a corner, you see the tiles of a kura, or the eaves of an antique house, or the walls of a temple. The place is chock full of vintage charm.
Unlike other kura towns like Kawagoe and Tochigi Cities, there aren't super touristy things like kimono rentals. Maybe next time I'll get done up in hakama by myself and do a solo photo shoot.