The road is narrow in this area, and when it gets a little wider, there is a cherry blossom tree in the middle of the road, which is not a pleasant road to drive on, but when Iseems like a nice and quiet place.
Konatsu seemed to be happy to be in such a quiet place and walked lightly.
Gradually, we started to go uphill…
A side road leading to Kuzuharaoka Shrine comes into view. Further ahead is the road leading to Zeniarai-benzaiten shrine.
In our neighborhood, many good soba restaurants have closed one after another in the past few years, and now I heard that Sea Castle, a German restaurant in Yuigahama, will close this month. When I hear that a restaurant is closing, I suddenly feel like going there to eat…
This afternoon, I suddenly said, “Let’s go eat there!” And, this kind of story is decided so quickly!
I heard that the restaurant is always crowded these days due to the spread of the closure story on SNS, but luckily we were able to get in without any problems today. The restaurant has been featured on TV and in magazines for a long time and has many fans, so it will be crowded every day for the rest of the week.
The interior of the restaurant has the atmosphere of German home cooking.
I ordered the sausage platter course.
My wife ordered the German-style meatballs course.
Usually, the doctor removes the tartar with a hand scaler, but today, when the treatment started, the doctor came to call me and said, “There is too much tartar this time, so I will use an ultrasonic scaler. It can be done without anesthesia.” He explained to me .
The day after our visit to Hakone, we went to BioTOPIA (near the Oimatsuda IC of the Tomei Expressway) recommended by Anne’s owner. This was a great place to take the dog, so I will introduce it to you.
According to a search on the Internet, this BioTOPIA is a “facility for improving pre-symptomatic diseases” by Kanagawa Prefecture in cooperation with this area. If you are interested in pre-symptomatic diseases, please visit Kanagawa Prefecture page.
This is Izusan Shrine. The shrine grounds are spread out over a vast area from the bottom of the mountain to the top, so it would be difficult to walk all the way around. The photo above is the main shrine.
Konatsu visited the shrine with us.
I tried to walk a little higher up, but…
This is the path leading to Hakusan Shrine. The narrow uphill slope on the right is the route.
It seems impossible to climb up this slope with Konatsu. The Hongu shrine is just ahead, but I gave up and decided to return here.
It contains a story that is over 800 years old.
In an effort to bring good luck to our family, we bought good luck charms for my wife and I and for Konatsu.
The main shrine where we were at this time is located at such a high place. Izu Oshima Island can be seen in the distance.
It was very hot during the day today, so we waited until the heat on the road had cooled down before going out for our evening walk. Konatsu doesn’t like the heat, and she is also old, so we have to be careful about such things.
Today, Konatsu started walking at a brisk pace.
On the way, we stopped by Futa’s house. Konatsu was in a good mood after being petted by Futa’s dad!
When we left Futa’s house and started walking, we met Belle. Konatsu and Belle are good friends.
Today’s walk is over as the rugby match between Japan and Australia will be broadcast on TV later today.