While Kenji’s parents were in Okinawa (lucky…) we had some free time, so we decided to take a trip to Saitama to visit Omiya and Kawagoe. Unfortunately, we slept in and didn’t have time for everything, so we cut Kawagoe and decided to just go to Omiya to visit Hikawa Shrine and the Train Museum.
The shrine was a bit of the walk, but luckily it wasn’t rainy, just kinda gross and overcast. The shrine itself is a popular one for New Years, but when we went hardly anyone was there, except for people setting up for the New Years rush. We spent a little time taking pictures there, then walked back to the station and then to the train museum.
On the train
The train museum was built in 2007, and Kenji had been wanting to go since then, but we never found time. I was thinking, “oh, a train museum! … interesting!” but actually it was really AWESOME! I totally want to go back and try all the hands-on activities we missed by getting there too late. There will definitely be a next time!
Walking on the way were many different kinds of trains and pictures all along the route
After the train museum, we went back to the station, but it had started to rain while we were looking for a restaurant. We finally found one (luckily) after grabbing a Coedo beer in a bar. Coedo is the local beer, which we only very occasionally get in Gunma, so I wanted to have one! The restaurant was more traditional Japanese food, which was good too. Then we came home!
Coedo “Shiro” beer