Day 6 - Tanabata Festival at Hiratsuka, and best ramen EVER July 3rd 2010 We really wanted to see a festival (matsuri) and finally we found one that was on during our stay. What made it even better was that it was out of Tokyo which means an opportunity for melly to get a bento!! Yay!
We travelled through Kawasaki and Yokohama to Hiratsuka. Incredibly hard to find info about this place but it turned out very easy to get to.
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Asia » Japan » Kanagawa » Hiratsuka In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more