Wednesday, August 21, 2013

THE SCENERY OF THOSE WERE THE DAYS.

Good old scenery is left in various parts of Japan.  At first we visited Kinosaki hot spring area in Hyogo.

        懐かしき風景の町を訪ねました。 まずは 城崎温泉です。

Kinosaki hot spring area is located along this Maruyamagawa river.

円山川に沿って温泉街は続きます。

Kinosaki town.

小さな温泉宿と外湯巡りがこの街の特徴です。

There are many public hot spring bath houses in this town.


Goshono yu bath house.

御所の湯です。

Ichinoyu bath house.

一の湯です。

Jizouyu bath house.

地蔵湯です。

We would walk in these wooden clogs wearing yukata or summer kimono wear.

下駄を履いて歩きます。

A sea food restraunt.

シーフードレストランです。

A fish store.

魚屋です。

Then we went Ineno-Funaya houses in Kyoto.

次は伊根の舟屋です。

The views of sea from the funaya houses and that of funaya houses from sea are beautiful.

伊根湾に有ります。

Funaya houses consist of a fishing boat garage in the first floor and living rooms in the second floor.

一階が船のガレージ、二階は居間です。


One of  the black tailed gulls would come to near our sightseeing boat wanting to get feed.

ウミネコが遊覧船に近づいて来ました。

A young black tailed gull.

まだ若いウミネコです。

Then we went to Miyama town in Kyoto to look for tatched roof houses.

茅葺きの家を訪ねて美山町に行きました。

Thatched roof houses and Kitayama cedar forest.

北山杉の林が美しいです。




 
There are beautiful flowers in this town.


Trumpet creeper flowers.

ノウゼンカズラです。

Balloon flowers.

キキョウです。

A rose of Sharon.

ムクゲです。
 










71 comments:

  1. I would love to visit Hyogo on day!

    Very pretty flowers shots as usual. Minoru

    greetings.

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  2. Not sure I'd eat that fish outside the store!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  3. Thank you for this post. It looks like a lovely place to visit. I liked the big crab on the restaurant wall.

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  4. Love the weeping willows round the water in the first photo. And the bath houses are an interesting variety of designs.

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  5. What a wonderful set of pics!

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  6. This looks like a wonderful place to visit, Minoru.
    I love the photographs of the gulls.

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  7. Those bath houses look very interesting.

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  8. What a lovely place. Thanks for sharing Minoru. I hope my family gets to visit it someday. :)

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I hope you will visit there in near future.

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  9. Wow, such a fabulous series of the lovely pictures!
    thanks for sharing...

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  10. こんにちは、今日も素晴らしい写真ばかりですね。1枚目・2枚目の温泉風景はとても情緒があります。志賀直哉はこの温泉を歩いて、生と死を題材にした難しい小説を書きましたが、この景色を見ると面倒くさいことは考えたくなくなりますね。伊根の舟屋は行きたいと思ってるのですが、まだ行ったことがありません。海の側から舟屋の写真が撮れてるのが素敵です。美山町の茅葺の家屋と背景の北山杉のコントラストも素晴らしい写真です。また写真の腕が上がりましたね。

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       こんばんは。お褒めいただきありがとうございます。志賀直哉の「城崎にて」はだいぶ昔に読みましたが、今はほとんど、どんな筋だったか忘れました。
       大昔にここに来た時は、外湯が魅力的では無かったですが、今はとても綺麗になりました。
       舟屋も茅葺きの家も郷愁を呼び覚ますのには充分でした。
       丁度、上弦の月が出ていましたので、拓郎の「旅の宿」を思い出しました。

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  13. Very beautiful! I like those houses with the thatched roofs. Your flowers are very pretty Thanks for sharing.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  14. Lovely photos. I love the architectural features of those homes.

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  15. Thank you for sharing these. We don't have enough posters from Japan in our group :)
    I would go into that fish store!

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  16. Interesting to study all the details in Your sky-post!
    Great contribution!

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  17. Great architecture and nature - I like your flying gull.

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  18. I love the thatched houses and the wooden buildings too. The scenery is gorgeous.

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  19. Looks like a very nice place to have a vacation:) Very interesting, these fishing boats garages! Happy SWF:)

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  20. What a wonderful place to visit and a great series of photos. I like the seafood restaurant. The waterviews are pretty. Thanks for sharing, have a happy weekend!

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  21. Oh, my gosh, I was enthralled with your lovely photography. I've visited Japan twice - once to lecture on Child Forensic Interviewing in the Kyoto area, Tokyo and Akita. I had such a wonderful time, especially in Akita as we had three days there and my forensic nurse colleague from the University took us so many incredible places.

    My Skywatch Friday is at:

    http://rnsane.blogspot.in/2013/08/skywatch-friday-season-7-episode-8.html

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      Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  22. Reminds me of when I visted Japan many years ago.

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      THank you very much for your comment. Please visit Japan again in some future.

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  23. Beautiful scenes from the good old days.

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  24. Exotic shots! Lovely series. My OYGIF: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/welcome-back-to-school/

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  25. The first I love, Minoru :)))
    Have a great weekend.
    a hug.

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  26. Such wonderful scenery, a beautiful place and gorgeous flowers. Thank you for sharing :)

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  28. Those thatched houses look so cool and peaceful. I enjoyed going through your photo feature.

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  29. what an amazing place! i'd love to visit your part of the world one day.

    lovely photos, too.
    i just love japan and its great heritage:))

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  30. You take so many lovely little trips, and I love that you share them with us! I always learn something new.

    My favorite of the bath houses is the first one, Goshono yu. It looks very traditional and very inviting. And of course I love your gull photos, especially the second one of the gull in flight! What a perfect photo! But my favorite part of this post was Miyama. I had no idea Japan had thatched roof houses! I've always loved thatched roofs, and that cedar forest behind the houses - talk about inviting! What lovely woods for walking in they must be! Those forested hills make such a lovely backdrop for the town.

    The flowers, as always, are just beautiful! I'm especially fond of the Trumpet Creeper - love that color!

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      I hope you will come to Japan in future. I came home from a trip last night. Sorry not to reply soon.

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  31. Love your photos! The town looks so peaceful.

    Glad you decided to share your photos on Orange you glad it's Friday. Thanks for joining and I hope to see you again next Friday. Have a great week ahead.

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  32. からんころんと、下駄履いての、外湯巡りはのんびりといいですね。一度やってみたいです。
    舟屋はとてもユニークなつくりですが、海水が満ちてきたら、少しこわそうですね。
    Have a nice week!

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      こんばんは。そうですね。とても情緒がありました。是非一度お出かけ下さい。 舟屋の周辺は水位の変化がとても少ないそうです。いざという時は、天井まで船を吊りあげて、固定するそうです。

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  33. Always lots of beautiful things to see here. Such pretty flowers, lovely scenic views and some unusual finds (Loved that Crab).

    http://wishesdreamsandotherthings.blogspot.com/2013/08/random-5-friday-and-orange-you-glad-its.html

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  34. What a wonderful variety of scenery!

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  35. all i can say is a beautiful place to stay.

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