Another busy day, this time in Chiba Prefecture’s Choshi, where soy sauce connects all the different products the city is famous for. Read more about my day in Choshi here on the WLJT official blog, and here are some more pictures from the day:
First stop of the day was the fish market to see the day’s catches and auctions
Fugu (blowfish) anyone?
My pass for walking around the fish market… you can’t just go in, you know!
Tuna auction, which was almost finished as you can see by how empty the place is!
Back to the fish market for a few more glimpses of catches coming in
I had fun with the kinmedai machine, which sorts automatically by weight evenly into bins
Next up, how soy sauce is made at a factory
The giant soy sauce-fermenting kegs
They’re pretty huge!
A chance to eat some of that delicious tuna I saw earlier!
Next, retro trains of Choshi from a station located inside another big soy sauce factory… you can really smell it!
“Where would you like to go?”
Guess who’s driving?
I had fun.
Taking a ride on the line
This is the Halloween version train
Inubo Station, the closest to my hotel
Time for nure-senbei making!
“Nure”-ing the senbei as it finishes.
I really liked these a lot, they’re delicious!
At the end of the line is the iconic train from my postcard, a little worse for wear…
But there’s a museum inside that is interesting!
A few more views of Choshi as the afternoon draws to a close from a 360 viewpoint museum
One side of Choshi
Looking toward my hotel and the sea
Time to get a close-up of a few more sights before finishing up
Lovely ocean views!
“Inu” is dog, so how Inubosaki got its name, from this dog-shaped rock. Can you see it?
*as we are driving around* Me: “WHAT IS THAT and can we go there?”
I love unique little shrines like this one!
Cabbage is also famous, by the way
With some of that kinmedai from earlier! Hello again!