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Our trip to Fukushima prefecture.

2017-07-23 22:21:38 | 国内旅行

I went to Bandai Atami hot springs in Fukushima prefecture from July 12th to 14th with my wife.

We took this trip to celebrate my wife’s birthday.

July 12, 2017

We started out from my house at 10:00 in the morning.

We took the bullet train from Tokyo Station to Koriyama and there we transferred to the Ban-etsu-sai Line.

We arrived at Bandai Atami station at 2:08 in the afternoon.

After that we walked in a forest to the Hana-no-yu Hotel.


 We arrived at the hotel at 3:00 in the afternoon.

It was very hot and humid so we broke into a heavy sweat.

We took a bath in the hot spring and drank cold beer and we had a happy day.


 July 13, 2017

We went to Inawashiro, the next stop from Bandai Atami St., by rapid-transit train.

My grandmother grew up here.

Inawashiro Station.

It had been about 40 years since I visited her house.

My father's cousin family lives there now.

Unfortunately, when we visited the house my relatives were out.

I entrusted my memo and souvenir to the neighbor.

After that we went to Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Museum and the Lake Inawashiro by taxi.

Hideyo noguchi Memorial Museum.

Noguchi is known for his research on yellow fever in South America and Africa and he also died of yellow fever.

His tombstone in New York is inscribed with the words.

" Through devotion to science

He lived and died for humanity".

His bust is in his Memorial Museum.

He said, “Honesty is the best policy.”.

He picture is on the 1,000 yen bill.

Lake Inawashiro.

Lake Inawashiro is the fourth largest in Japan.


We took a pleasure boat called Hakucho Maru.

There were only three passengers aboard the boat including my wife and I.

The ship traveled around the lake for about 40 minutes.

After that we had lunch at a Chinese restaurant in front of the lake.






Then we returned to the hotel.

July 14, 2017

We left the Hotel at 10:30 in the morning and we arrived at Tokyo Station at 12:48 in the afternoon.


That’s it.




Aomori and Hokkaido trip Part 2 video clips.

2017-07-05 09:29:35 | 国内旅行

 Nasu Kogen Observatory. ( Lover's Sanctuary.)

Azalea suspension bridge.

The azalea bushes in the forest. 



Sapporo Beer Factory.


The Sugawara-ryokan in Naruko.

Hiraizumi Chusonji (temple) in Iwate prefecture.

Statue of Matsuo Basho.

Mt. Iwate.

We arrived at my brother-in-law’s house at 3:50 in the afternoon.

He and his wife make pottery.

They also have a garden and a large field.

They grow chemical-free vegetables and serve lunch.

Mutsumi kiln exhibition room.


Shin Aomori Station.

Shinkansen Hayabusa 95.

When we passed through the long Seikan tunnel, it was Hokkaido.

Hakodate City streetcar.

Mt. Hakodate was overcast.

Mt. Hakodate Ropeway.

At the top of Mt. Hakodate.

In the streetcar.

At the Goryokaku.

These are wisteria flowers.

This is the statue of Hijikata Toshizo in the Goryokaku Tower.

 Prospect from Goryokaku Tower.

Near the Hanabishi Hotel.

In the Hanabishi Hotel.

The south side of Shin HakodateHokuto Station.

In front of the north side of Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station.

Nasushiobara Hot Springs.

The ryokan is named Ryounkaku, It was an old house and full of atmosphere.

In the Ryounkaku.

We took a reserved outside bath in the morning.

That's all.


































Our trip to Aomori and Hokkaido.

2017-07-03 13:00:56 | 国内旅行

I went to Aomori and Hokkaido from May 21st to 26th with my wife and our newly-married nephew and his wife.    My wife's nephew took us to Aomori, his hometown, in his car.    His father is my wife’s younger brother.

May 21, 2017.

We started out from my house at 6:10 in the morning and took the Tohoku Expressway.    We stopped at the Nasu Highlands on the way.    There we enjoyed the azalea bushes in the forest and visited the Sapporo beer factory and ate soba at a soba shop.    After that we left for Naruko hot springs in Miyagi prefecture.    We stayed there overnight.

             This is his car.                                       Mt. Cyausu-dakre.






These are beer for tasting, it is very cheap with three kinds of beer for 500 yen and five kinds for 700 yen.

The taste is good.

        Sapporo Beer Factory.




We arrived at the Naruko hot springs at 4:00 pm.

                                                            The Sugawara-ryokan in Naruko.


          The private bath.


May 22, 2017.

We left Naruko hot springs at 9:00 in the morning.


The Kokeshi phone box at Naruko.

Then we stopped at Hiraizumi Chusonji (temple) in Iwate prefecture.    Chuson-ji Temple Konjiki-do Hall is a national treasure.




When our nephew was an elementary school first grade student my wife and I took him to top of Mt. Iwate.    It was a very hard climb for him.  


We arrived at my brother-in-law’s house at 3:50 in the afternoon.    He and his wife make pottery.    They also have a garden and a large field.    They grow chemical-free vegetables and serve lunch.     Flowers blooming in their garden.







Porcelain kiln


The large field.




Mutsumi kiln exhibition room.

We stayed there overnight.

May 23, 2017

The young couple continued to her home town Oma in Aomori prefecture.    My wife and I went to Hakodate in Hokkaido.    We took the bullet train from Shin Aomori Station to Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station and we transferred to the Hakodate Line.    We reached Hakodate in about an hour and a half.

                                           Shin Aomori Station.


                                             Hakodate Station.


Then we went to Mt.Hakodate Ropeway by streetcar.

Mt. Hakodate was cloudy.




Mt.Hakodate disappointed us.    We had lunch after going down Mt. Hakodate.    Because Hakodate is said to be famous for salt ramen, we ate salt ramen.  It was just so-so.


After that we went to the Goryokaku.



Wisteria blossoms are blooming.


We went up the Goryokaku Tower.



We left the Goryokaku and we went to the Hanabishi Hotel in Yunokawa hot springs.


We had dinner near the hotel at the Sushi Shop Ozushi.



The sushi tasted very good.

There are many baths in the Hotel.

May 24, 2017

We left the Hanabishi Hotel at 9:40 in the morning.

It was a fine day.    Mt. Hakodate.


We arrived at Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station at 11:25 am.

This is the south side of the atation.                    In front of the south side of the station.


This is in front of the north side of Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station.


We departed the station at 12:44 in the afternoon by Shinkansen.

We had lunch in the Shinkansen.                  The Bento.


We arrived at Shin Aomori Station at 1:50 pm.    After that we went to my brother-in-law’s house.          And we spent the night with them again.

May 25, 2017

The next morning we started out at 8:15am.    We headed for Nasushiobara Hot Springs.    It started to rain on the way.    We arrived there at 3:20pm.    The ryokan is named Ryounkaku, It was an old house and full of atmosphere.


We had dinner and after that the young couple wanted to play the Game of Life (Jinsei Game).                We became children again and enjoyed the game.



May 26, 2017

 We took a reserved outside bath in the morning.    We felt quite comfortable in this bath.


We left the ryokan at 8:40 in the morning.    It was rainy that day.    We arrived at my house at 11:30am.


That’s it.


My favorite prefecture is Tochigi prefecture.

2017-06-03 22:04:51 | 国内旅行

I like hot springs.

There are many hot spring villages in Tochigi.

The number hot spring sources in Tochigi prefecture is about 630.

It is the hot spring paradise of the Kanto region.

The hot springs are: Nasu, Shiobara, Kinugawa, Kawaji, Yunishi-gawa, Nikkozawa, Kaniyu, Teshiro-zawa, Santo-goya, Kita, Ashino, Daimaru and so on.

My wife and I went to Shiobara, Kinugawa, Kita and Daimaru hot springs.

We can get to Tochigi in about two hours.

That's it.

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I went to Shizuoka.

2017-02-06 12:22:54 | 国内旅行

My Taiwanese friend Mr. Yu and his family came to Shizuoka from January 29 to February 2.

My wife and I went to Shizuoka on January 31 to see them and stayed overnight.

We stayed at the same hotel as them.

It’s the Hotel Century Shizuoka in front of Shizuoka Station. 





 My wife and I ate Japanese soba soon after arriving at the station.

It tasted very good.

After that we went to the Suruga Castle Park (Suruga-jyo Koen). 







And, we met the Yu family at 5 pm.  Then all of us went to a restaurant that serves game fowl for dinner.

It was the worst restaurant I have ever been to.  

The shop’s name is the Shamo Nojo(軍鶏農場).     

                              I don't recommend this shop.


I wanted to have a delicious meal in Shizuoka.

I was disappointed.

But, we saw the beautiful sea and Mt. Fuji the next day.  

     This is breakfast on February 1.

After breakfast we went to Nihon Daira and Mt. Kuno Toshogu.

Climbing the staircase at Toshogu was very hard.  

One step is about 30 cm.

Kuno-zan Toshogu Shrine is the primary great shrine among the Toshogu shrines around the country, who enshrine the Shogun (general) Ieyasu Tokugawa.

Because his highness Ieyasu Tokugawa overcame all kinds of difficulties, he is respected as a deity who is worshiped for safety for the family, protection against danger, health and longevity and academic success.

The pavilion was built with state of arts technology and the highest level of artistry of the era, and was designated a national treasure in December 2010.

I was very tired because I have not traveled lately.

Perhaps I will not travel abroad from now on.

I am no longer young enough to push myself too hard.

After that we took afternoon tea at the Nihondaira Hotel.

The view from the hotel was so nice.

The afternoon tea at the Nihondaira Hotel.

We parted with them at Shizuoka Station.

It was a fun trip.  I enjoyed seeing Mr. Yu and his family.


That’s it.


The Beppu hot springs.

2015-10-25 17:23:29 | 国内旅行

My wife and I went to the Beppu hot springs in Oita prefecture from October 7 to the 9 for our wedding anniversary.

We stayed at the Kamenoi Hotel.

Seventy percent of the hotel guests were Korean.

I wanted to eat seki mackerel and seki horse mackerel.

We ate seki mackerel the first night, It tasted very good, but the second night’s sushi shop was no good.    

We circulated the hells (hot ponds) the second day.

We had a good time.


On October 7.

The Beppu station.



The Kamenoi Hotel. 




The Sekisaba at the Koinobori.

It tasted very good.





On October 8.

The Umi Jigoku.






The Yama Jigoku.




The Chinoike Jigoku.


Near the Hotel.


 At the no good Sushi shop.

The sushi rice was very hard and the horse mackerel and Akaashi shrimp were soft.





This is the rising sun on October 9.




That's it.








2015-03-01 10:49:45 | 国内旅行

The cold season continues.

I thought I would the hot spring and become warm.

So, fifth days ago, I went to Isawa hot springs in Yamanashi Prefecture with my wife.

We stayed one night at Hotel Seki-fu.

The hot spring bath was very good.

And, it is close ; only 1hour 19minutes by express train from Mitaka Station to Isawa Onsen Station.

The next day, we went to the Yamanashi Prefecture Museum of Art in Kofu city.

The museum was a nice place.

There are many works of Jean-François Millet .

And seniors over 65 were free.

It was a sunny day and we had a nice time.


The 24th of Feb. 

This is the express Kaiji.


This is the EKIBEN.




In the Hotel.




The 25th of Feb.

The Kofu Station.


At the Yamanashi Prefecture Museum of Art.



The Ticket.


That's it. 







2013-07-14 09:34:11 | 国内旅行

今月はmy wifeの誕生日なので、誕生日旅行に行きました。





















That's all.





2012-10-12 11:13:06 | 国内旅行






私は腰を悪くして2年半位、山歩きもスキーもその間一度も行っていません。 今でも整骨院に通っていますが、大分良くなって来ているのでこの辺で試しに少し歩いてみようと思いました。























このホテルは、朝食付き一泊で5,500円、夕食はホテルの前に有る居酒屋北洋丸で自分達が勝手に食べると言う事になっています。 山の中で店など何もない所ですここに行くしか有りません。 ここも同じ会社が経営しています。 上手いやり方ですね。 でも私達は飲むのが好きでこの方が合っています。 ゴルフに来てホテルに泊まっている人達が大勢いて大盛況でした。


























天女山から天の河原へ登る。 河原なのに登るとはそうです天だから登るのですヒョットしたら三途の河原かも。












私が食堂をやっていた時の店の名前が「金峰」(きんぷ)と言いました。 奥秩父連峰の第二の高峰が金峰山です。 天の河原から見た金峰山です。



That's all.













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