Sunday, August 18, 2013

A BEAUTIFUL SAND SPIT IN KYOTO.

We went to Kyoto and Hyogo for 3days. The high spot is Amanohashidate.

 京都府と兵庫県に3日間の旅行に行きました。

Amanohashidate is a sand spit  3.2km long, lined with about 7,000 pine trees, and ranging in width from 20m to 170m at its base.

Amanohashidate.

天橋立です。

Closing up.


The viewpoint is in Kasamatu park.  We went to Kasamatu park by cable car.
And we came back by chair lift.

行きはロープウエイ、帰りはリフトです。

We walked on Amanohashidate for a while.

天橋立を歩きました。

We found a Grey heron.

アオサギです。

We also found a flying Oriental stork.

コウノトリです。

We stayes a hotel in Miyadu city.


Miyadu bay. I took this photo at the grounds of the hotel.

宮津湾です。

I walked around the neighorhood of the hotel.


A crape-myrtle tree was in full bloom.

サルスベリです。

By macro lens.


Bush clover tree was in full bloom too.

萩です。

By macro lens.


A large brown cicada. This kind of cicadas are very popular in Japan.
But brown wing cicadas are very rare in the world.

アブラゼミです。

In the twilight.

薄暮の宮津湾です。
 





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  1. It looks quite lovely! You are very lucky to get to go to places like this.

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    1. Dear blukats.
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  2. All your photos are gorgeous! What beautiful scenery!

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  3. We always wanted to visit it! Maybe someday.

    Thank you for sharing the photos. They are all lovely. :)

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    1. Dear lina.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I hope you will be able to go there in near future.

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    2. Lina, you've never been there? Neither have I! After Nara? ;)

      Minoru-sensei, beautiful photos!

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  4. Good view from the top of the cable car.
    Have a nice Sunday :))
    A hug.

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  5. I love how in Japan you have so many beautiful blossoms for every season.
    Stunning last photo!

    Happy Sunday,
    Ruby @ STARRY UNIVERSE

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  6. 笠松パークから、天橋立の股覗きを、されましたか。前に一度試しに覗いてみましたら、あらっと思う景色がみえました。ただ、上下反対の風景なんですが。
    盛夏のような暑さの中、もう萩の花がさいてるんですね。秋も近いと思いたいです。
    Have a nice week!

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    1. Dear sarah.
      おはようございます。股のぞきは、前回しましたので、今回はパスしました。天気は良かったのですが、霞がかかって、はっきりとした写真が撮れませんでした。
       秋は、近くて遠いです。

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  8. beautiful park, was the sand spit manmade?

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    1.  Dear Gregory.
      Thank you very much for your comment. The sand spit is natural.

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  9. Lovely spot in Amanohashidate.

    Very nice view of the Miyadu bay.

    I like the color in the sky "in the twilight".

    ~ enjoy your day ~ :)

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  10. こんばんは。素晴らしい写真ばかりですね。1枚目から3枚目の天橋立と、最後の薄暮の宮津湾の写真が最高です。3枚目の傘松公園から、ロープウェイとリフトを撮った写真もリフトの色がカラフルで素晴らしいですね。さすが日本三景、百人一首によまれた風景です。京都府と宮津市が天橋立を世界遺産にと文化庁に申請してるのですが、暫定リストにはまだ選ばれていません。長崎・鎌倉・彦根城・佐渡鉱山に富岡製糸場と強敵が多いからですが、いずれリストに載り、ユネスコの審査を受ける日がくると思います。

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    1. 弘世旅空様
       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。暑さで茹だりながら行って来ました。
       天気が霞んでいたので、綺麗な写真は撮れませんでした。世界遺産になるひもそう遠くはないと思います。

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  11. How beautiful these are, Minoru!
    I especially love the last one here.
    What a beautiful scene that it.
    Happy Sunday to you!!

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    1. Dear Lisa.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy you like the mylast photo.

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  12. Beautiful macro shots and what a wonderful view of nature in your other photos ~ thanks, carol, xo

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  13. A very beautiful place where you are able a cicada which I find very difficult to get its photo.

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  14. I thoroughly enjoy your photos, such a beautiful place. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  15. Such a beautiful series!!! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro :-)

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  16. Hi Minoru, what a fabulous place to visit! I love the sunset colours.

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  17. Gorgeous landscape, beautiful colors.

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  18. What beautiful flora and fauna you found on that narrow bit of land. The view of Miyadu Bay is gorgeous.

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  19. Nice photos, especially of the flowers and the sunset.

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  20. Wow, what the beautiful picture series! love it.........

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  21. Wow, what a gorgeous place to visit! The view from above is lovely. The birds are beautiful too. Wonderful photos, have a happy week!

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  22. What a gorgeous series of shots! Looks like a lovely place.

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  23. What a beautiful place to visit and sight see!

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  24. 天橋立も行きたい、行きたいと思いながら、まだです。さらに行きたくなりました。
    百日紅はあちこちでよく見かけますが、ああ、こんな花だったんだと改めて知りました。見てるようで見てない自分に反省です。

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    1. Dear Merry Witch.
      こんばんは。是非、機会を見つけていらして下さい。百日紅の原産地は中国南部の暑い地方と言われてます。
       ですから、この暑い真夏にも咲いていられるのでしょうか。

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  25. Interesting post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  28. I love seeing your part of the world!

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  29. 日本海側だから涼しいのかと思いましたが。コウノトリって珍しいのじゃないですか?よく撮れましたね。萩の花ももう咲いているのですね。去年萩の苗を庭に植えましたが、大きくなっていますがまだ花の咲く気配はありません。日中の暑さはまだおさまりそうにありませんね。薄暮の宮津湾にひと時の安らぎを感じます。

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    1. Dear cosmos.
      こんばんは。ありがとうございます。昔、豊岡市に沢山、コウノトリが生息していたそうです。それで、中国から番いを貰いうけて、増やしているそうです。トキと同じです。
       私も、もう少し涼しい頃になっているかと、期待していましたが暑くて参りました。天橋立の写真は良く無かったので、もう少し暮れてから、写真をと思いましたが、日が沈む方面にカメラは、撮れないので薄暮にしました。

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  30. What a gorgeous place! I'd never want to leave! It must have provided a lovely break from the crowds and noise Tokyo. That sand spit is amazing, and what a great place to go for a walk! The heron and stork are wonderful, and how cool that you were able to capture the stork in flight (that branch almost blocked your view of him, but instead adds such wonderful depth and texture to your photo!)

    And you ALWAYS find such beautiful flowers! I love Crape Myrtles, though it's too cold here where we live to grow them. I've never heard of a Bush Clover tree, but it sure looks pretty! Were the cicadas plentiful enough to listen to? The noise they make is such a classic sound of summer, especially in the South. And what a lovely, gentle, twilit photo of your beautiful surroundings - it looks so very peaceful!

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    1. Dear Laloofah.
      Thank you very much for your comment.The sand spit is very famous for Japanese. It was the second time for me to go to the sand spit.
      I was very lucky that I could take the stork photo. It was only one shutter chance for me to take the photo. The cicada sound was very noisy,but good sound for summer.
      I feel very happy you like flowers. Thanks again.

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  32. i would love to spend my weekend there.

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I hope so.

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  33. このブログに入ると、行きたいところが増えます。行きはロープウェイで、替えいrはリフトって、だいじょぶかなあ?高いところ苦手です。天の大橋とは違うのかしら?楽しいポスト、ありがとうございました。

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    1. Akemi sama.
           
       こんばんは。ロープウエイもリフトも全然怖く無かったです。「大江(おほえ)山 いく野の道の 遠(とほ)ければまだふみもみず 天の橋立」、百人一首でも有名な天の橋立です。
           

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