I decided to play gutsy for the first time in a long while, and left home in my car a little after 8:00 in the morning.
But I had no plan at all. I just took off without thinking.
Breakfast at the Roadside Station, Dai-no-Sato
For now, let's have breakfast at the roadside station in Naruto.
The roadside station, Dai-no-Sato, in Naruto, has deep ties to Germany, so you can enjoy delicious German beer and German-like sausages.
I have loved that roadside station, Dai-no-Sato, since my first visit six years ago. It is about 25 kilometers from my house. It takes about 40 minutes by car to drive there.
I arrive at exactly 9:00. I casually walked past the restaurant, but it was not open yet. I checked carefully and found that although the roadside station itself opens at 9:00 a.m., the section where you can eat your meal starts at 9:30 a.m. I was off to a bad start. We were quickly thrown off the track, but we had no choice but to walk around the area and explore.
I took a picture of the German pavilion nearby. It's a pretty big building.
I heard that this year is the 100th anniversary of the first performance of the "Ninth" Symphony in all its movements in Asia. I think it was on the local news a few days ago.
Looking back from the German Pavilion, you can see a statue that interests you. It is Beethoven.
Apparently, wild monkeys jump out. Women and children should be careful not to be attacked.
There is no place to hang around for half an hour, so I hit the roadside station store. There were a variety of local vegetables and fruits, as well as many delicious-looking processed foods. I also looked for German beer, which I secretly wanted to buy. (Of course, I'm driving, so I'm taking some home with me.)
I was born and raised in Tokushima, but once again, I don't know anything about local specialties. Come to think of it, I was the most excited when I showed my friend from Osaka around.