After the cruise, we got on a tour bus which would bring us for a half day tour before dropping us at the train station where we would take the shinkansen back to Tokyo. Our first stop with the tour bus was the Jodogahama Beach, which is probably the most famous attraction in Miyako, and also near our hotel.
Instead of sand, the beach is filled with rocks.
The water is really clear.
After the spending some time on the beach, we headed for lunch and then continued our journey on the bus to Ryusendo Cave.
The Ryusendo Cave is one of the Three Great Limestone Caves in Japan and is a national natural monument. The cave has deep underground lakes of fresh spring water and is really clear and is emerald green in color. The deepest underground lake in Japan (120m) and one of the most transparent lakes in the world can be found in the cave.
The transparency of the water is really impressive.
The temperature outside was 19.1 degrees and 14.9 degrees in the cave.
We found a guy fishing at the river just outside the cave.
After the trip to the cave, we were dropped off at Morioka Station where we would take the shinkansen back to Tokyo.
Sunset seen from the shinkansen.
It was a little scary. Half the sky was clear while the other half was filled with dark gray and low clouds. It felt a bit ominous as we travelled towards the dark clouds. Or maybe I was just dreading going back to work...
It was a good trip, minus the fact that it practically rained everyday and we were stuck in the hotel. But because of that, I got lots of rest. We were slacking away everyday, and it was a good break. I wonder where is my next stop...