I ran the “Shinnenkai (新年会) Run” in Tsunashima on Sunday and it was great! The weather was nice and a little overcast and cool.
I got there via the Tokyu Toyoko Line having to get on a local train to make sure it stopped at the right spot.
Tsumashima is a smaller town with some buildings but not too big. Being just after New Years and the weekend there were lots of people going to the shrines with large lines exiting from the shrine in to the nearby streets.
My favorite part was going to a restaurant afterward where you can catch you own fish and then they will prepare it for you in any one of at least 3 ways:
Shabu Shabu – Thinly sliced and cooked in a boiling soup at the table
Sashimi – Raw and delicious like Sushi without the rice
Tempura – Lighty Fried in batter
Nitatsu – Simmered in Soy Sauce, looks kind of baked
I’m not too sure about the last name… will have to check on that.