I'd been jonesing for some deep fried calzone from Jougen No Tsuki Age Pizza (pronounced 'joe-gain-no-tsoo-key aah-geh'; meaning: quarter moon) for about a week now. So today, I rode 5 miles (one way) to their location a couple cities over. They were by the famous Fukutsu beach (pronounced 'foo-coot-sue').
Now, this beach happens to be one of the go-to spots for water-based activities in the prefecture —jet skiing, paddleboarding, windsurfing— and it wasn't until I got there that I realised I'd been there many times before.
Remember my IG post about the jellyfish in the water during my paddleboarding attempt 😩?
Ya. It was Fukutsu beach.
One of the things I absolutely love about going to Jougen No Tsuki Age Pizza —aside from the delicious comfort food, of course— is how happy Yu-chan and his workers always are to see me.
They were really impressed that I'd ridden all the way there to get my fix. I'd tried to catch them the last week, but I'd left out too late, so I made sure to leave much earlier today. I caught them in time to get the last of the calzone I wanted: Genovese-style (yummm). I got it and my usual matcha parfait with allll that saauuce 💕
I ate them all by the beach. While there, I could see the jet skiers, the paddleboarders, and the windsurfers on the ocean. Watching them, I remembered how I really wanted to give windsurfing a try someday. However, it'll have to wait until after I'm vaccinated. If/ when I go windsurfing, I'll be sure to blog about it! Today, there were sadly more people at Fukutsu beach than I felt comfortable seeing, so I made sure to stay far, and I left once I'd finished my calzone and parfait.
Good eats + a great bike ride + the seaside = 7th heaven!