Friday, November 30, 2012

A TOUR IN KYUSYU, FINAL

We stayed inside of the outer rim of crater named Aso mountains, located in Kumamoto prefecture.

 阿蘇山の外輪山の内側に泊まりました。

 
We could see Mt.Nekodake from a hotel we stayed.
 
泊まったホテルから根子岳が見えました。
 
 
Mt.Nakadake. Just erupting.
 
噴火中の中岳です。
 
Mt. Eboshidake inside of Aso mountains.This grass field is very beautiful in spring.
 
阿蘇烏帽子岳と草千里です。草千里は春はとても綺麗です。
 
Next day, we went to Kagoshima prefecture.
 
次の日は鹿児島県です。
 
These photos explain how to enjoy the sand bathing in a hotel in Ibusuki city.
There are hot springs just under the seashore, lieing down in the sand,we could feel very warm.
Staying in sand about 15 minutes, we would go to hot spring bath room and soak in bath tub.
 
I also enjoyed this sand bath. It was very pleasant.
 
Sakurajima volcanis island in Kagoshima prefecture.
This island would erupt about a thousand times in a year.
People who live near this island would suffer from volcanic ash all year round.
 
城山から見た桜島です。城山は西郷隆盛終焉の地です。
 
 
Sharing with Weekly Top Shot.
 
 
 
 

18 comments:

  1. こんばんは。桜島も阿蘇山も結構煙をはいているんですね。びっくりしました。砂風呂も体験してみたいです。

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    1. Merry Witch 様 こんばんは。中岳にロープウエイで登ると阿蘇の噴火口が見えるそうです。
       桜島は今年は1000回を超える噴火が有りそうだとの事です。
       砂風呂は大変良かったです。砂から出る時は自力で出ます。砂風呂に居る時は砂が重かったです。

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  2. Beautiful tour. I am intrigued by the sand bath. And the last capture is just stunning, reveals the force of nature. The huge volcano just covers the entire town. Have a Nice day :)

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    1. Dear Arti. Thank you very much for your comment.

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  3. Beautiful shots! Love the light and shadow on the first photo.

    My entry.

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    1. Dear Fitness. Thank you very much for your comment.

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  4. You're a man of action! Bungee jumping, exploding volcanos ... just like James Bond! ;)

    That third photo reminds me of the Ngorongoro Crater in Africa.

    Today is going to be a beautiful day, so I want to go hunt a few maple leaves. That's why I'm up so early. またね!

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    1. Dear Rurousha. Thank ytou. I looked Ngorongoro crater by google. It was very big and beautiful area.
      I hope you can collect trumpet type ginkgo leaves.
      Have a nice weekend.

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  5. A sand bath before a hot bath. How divine! :)

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    1. Dear Lina. Oh yes. It was very pleasant for me.
      Have a nice weekend!

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  6. 阿蘇と二文字で言いますが、実際には根子岳、中岳、烏帽子岳と様々な山の複合体なんですね。レンタカーで大分から阿蘇経由で、熊本に向かう途中に、ドカ雪に襲われたことがあります。結局、どんな形の阿蘇があったのか見ることも無く、危険だからと大分に引き返しました。阿蘇は鬼門です。指宿の砂風呂は温度管理が下手なホテルだったみたいで、5分でgive upしましたが、熱すぎて火傷寸前でした。指宿も鬼門です。やはり桜島の写真が雄大で一番いいですね。

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    1. 世空旅心様 おはようございます。 お褒めいただきありがとうございます。
       阿蘇と指宿には縁が無かった様ですね。 南西に位置しているから、裏鬼門かも知れません。
       今回は天気の悪い日も有りましたが楽しく過ごせました。

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  7. Spectacular scenery in this and previous post.

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    1. Dear Pat. Thank you very much for your comment.

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  8. Wonderful landscapes. Great shots. Have a beautiful week

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    1. Dear Costin. Thank you very much for your comment.

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  9. Very, very rugged terrain. It reminds me of Mt. Saint Helens here in Washington state. Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #59!

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    1. Dear Madge. Thank you very much for your comment.

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