Monday, November 11, 2013

VISITING CASTLES IN HYOGO.

                                           We visited castles and sightseeing places in Hyogo.

                                                     兵庫県に行きました。


Takeda castle site.

竹田城です。


The Takeda castle is said to be the castle of the heavens.

横矢掛りです。


Then we visited Enkyoji Temple.


The precincts of this temple was used as a location area for the movie named, The Last Samurai.

圓教寺です。

The road to the main temple.

講堂へ行く小道です。

Then we went to Kinosaki hot spring area and went to Mt.Daishi by cable car.

城崎温泉です。

ロープウエイで大師山へ。

The view from the mountain top.

円山川と遠くに日本海です。

Autumn bellflower.

リンドウです。


Chrysamthemum.

菊です。

Grey heron.

アオサギです。


On the way to Tanba Sasayama,we could see Saruo Falls.


Saruo Falls.

猿尾滝です。

Tanba Sasayama castle site.

丹波篠山城です。


The moat of this castle.

お濠です。
 














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    1. Dear rainfield61.
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  2. Hi Minoru,

    Beautiful shots. Beautiful blues.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  3. How beautiful! Loved the fall colors and the temple. Happy Monday to you.

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  5. Autumn again this year leaves us beautiful colors, Minoru. Beautiful photos. I love the waterfall!
    A hug.

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  6. Exquisite photographs Minoru ;D
    Happy Blue Monday to you

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  7. Breathtaking captures, Minoru!! The waterfall is incredible!! And such beautiful fall colors!! Thank you for sharing the beauty!! Hope you have a great week!

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  8. Very beautiful locations. Thanks for taking us along.

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  9. What gorgeous views these are, Minoru.
    I especially love the second image here,
    Simply magical!

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  10. beautiful beautiful series Minoro!!!

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  11. Such beautiful images. I am so happy I stopped by. Enjoy your week and your post is dotted with so much blue! Happy Monday!

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  12. I'm always happy to see photos of temples, castles and flowers! :) I'm still visiting your blog regularly, but I'm not commenting as often as before because my work schedule is very heavy this semester. :(

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  13. That temple is gorgeous and the shot of the heron is dreamy - like a painting.

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  14. Hi Minoru,
    What a gorgeous place to visit! I especially like the view from the mountain top and the waterfalls.

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  15. Wonderful photographs! love the spot and autumn color!

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  16. I like the grey heron photo :)

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  17. The colours, scenery and wildlife are all beautiful but I especially like the views of the distant mountains.

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  18. Beautiful pictures . Beautiful place!

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  19. Happy Blue Monday - thank you for taking me on a lovely Japanese outing.
    Wrenx

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  20. Love the color of autumn! well captures..
    Have a nice day.

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  21. こんにちは、城巡り再開ですか。
    びっくりしたのは圓教寺、木造の立派な本堂ですね。
    ・・・と思って英語の文章も見てたら「ラスト侍」の映画にも使われたのですか。
    これは実物も是非、見てみたいと思いました。
    講堂へ行く小道と、丹波笹山城はもう綺麗に紅葉してますね。
    丹波笹山と言うと、栗、黒豆、松茸ですが、栗も松茸もシーズンがあるので、
    私はいつもお土産は黒豆でした。

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    1. 弘世旅空様
       こんばんは。私は「ラスト侍」を見ていないので、日本語の記事に書き忘れました。読んでくださりありがとうございます。
       丹波篠山の近辺で焼き栗を何回も買って食べました。美味しかったです。この城は実際に見ると大したことは無いのですが、紅葉が綺麗でした。

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  22. 竹田城には春に行きました。あの有名な雲海が見られるのは今の時期だそうですね。余程運が良くないとみられないとか。でも雲海がなくても絶景ですよね。アオサギの写真、日本画のようでもあり、油絵のようにも見えます。

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    1. Dear cosmos.
      こんばんは。雲海は日の出前に行かないと駄目だそうですね。 でも、それなりに楽しめました。アオサギはよく見ますが、横顔が撮れて良かったです。

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  23. What lovely scenic shots these are! The shot of the Gray Heron leaves me breathless.

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  24. Beautiful photos of a beautiful country! Thanks for visiting me! :)
    Greetings from Romania!

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  25. 竹田城、今人気ですね。一度訪れたいと思いながら行けないでいます。2枚目の写真、荒城と、薄い夕焼けのきれいな山並みが、雰囲気ありますね。
    ラストサムライと丹波の山寺、映画的には、よくマッチするんですね。
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1.  Dear Sarah.
      こんんばんは。今、空前のブームだそうですね。そういう所は避けるようにしていましたが、ミーハー気分で行きました。
       ラストサムライは良い所をロケ地に選ぶのだと思いました。

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  26. Oh, I saw that movie! It is more beautiful in your pictures! What a wonderful area to visit...beautiful scenery and birds..and the tram ride looks so amazing.

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  27. Gorgeous waterfall.......beautiful sound too no doubt! The moat looks quite large,much wider and further away from the castle walls than moats around ancient British castles.
    Interesting post - thank you.

    Ruby

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  28. The scenery is very beautiful and I loved the flowers you shared. Thank you very much for linking with Today's Flowers :)

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  29. You have make beautiful photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  30. Those castles are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. We live in a beautiful world as seen in your pictures!!
    Please visit my world in Canada,
    Gisela

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  32. すごい!すてきなところですね。ここもいいかも?今、日本で訪ねたい場所のリスト作ってます。ちょっと気が早いのですけど。車で廻られたのですか・電車でもいけますか?時間があるときでいいので、教えてくただけませんか?息子の好きな映画の一つはラストサムライです。このお寺の事話しておきます。

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    1. Akemi sama
      こんばんは。私どもは月に2回の旅行をしています。ほとんど、大手旅行会社の団体ツアーで行ってます。竹田城は、https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E7%AB%B9%E7%94%B0%E5%9F%8E&rlz=1W4CHBB_jaJP517&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=CF1FU6HpLc3AkQW68IAY&ved=0CEAQsAQ&biw=1920&bih=923、これらの写真が発表されてから、大ブームになっています。

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