Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cherry Blossoms & A Musical Road

I can't believe its been almost a year since Matt and I were in Kyoto seeing the Cherry Blossoms!  It's that time again, at least it is here in Okinawa, where we get the earliest Cherry Blossoms in all of Japan.  We also get the pinkest blossoms in all of Japan as well.  Surprisingly, Matt has never been to one of the Sakura festivals here in Okinawa.  In past years he has always been gone.  Since this is our last Cherry Blossom season here, we decided to take a trip up north to Chuo Park in Nago, where one of the festivals was being held.  The trees weren't exactly in full bloom yet, but it was a beautiful day outside with lots of pretty things to see, nonetheless.   

Map of all the popular spots in Northern Okinawa

Cherry Blossom Beer

Afterward, we took a detour on our way back home to find a musical road that Matt had heard about.  Yes, you heard that right - a musical road.  You may have heard of these before, but I certainly never had, so it was much to my surprise that we actually had one in Okinawa!  For those of you who aren't familiar with these "musical roads", they basically have a series of grooves in them, strategically placed so that when you are driving in your car at a certain speed, the hum from the grooves on your tires creates a melody.  Crazy, I know.  We ended up finding it over on the east side of the island, and while it was much shorter than I expected, it was also kind of fun, especially since most people don't seem to know it's there! 

The start of the road

Check out the video clip of us testing out the musical road:


1 comment:

  1. cool...I could hear the tune!!

    Great photos, esp of Matt and the baby.

    Love you guys, Ma