Monday, February 10, 2014

A SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN SHIZUOKA.

                          On the way to Nippon-Daira, we took a rest in Fujigawa service area.
                        It was cloudy,we managed to see Mt.Fuji.

                          淡島ホテルに一泊して、日本平に向かいました。


Mt.Fuji and Tokyo-Nagoya Express way.

富士川サービスエリアからの富士山です。


Mt.Fuji,from Nippon-Daira Hotel.

日本平ホテルからの富士山です。

Zooming up.

曇っていて富士山がぼんやり見えました。


Nippon-Daira.

日本平です。


We went to Mt.Kuno by cable car.

ロープウエイで久能山へ行きました。

Toshogu shrine in Mt.Kuno.

久能山東照宮です。

Japanese apricot trees are blooming.


The front shrine.

拝殿です。

Cherry blossoms are also blooming in this precincts.

Winter blooming cherry blossoms.

寒桜です。

Early blooming cherry blossoms.

河津桜は登録商標になっているので、早咲きの桜です。

The hotel where we stayed at Kanzanji,located by Lake Hamanako.

舘山寺のホテル九重です。


we cruised by this ship in Lake Hamanako.

ホテルの専用桟橋からのクルージングです。


Seagulls gathered to eat bait.

カモメが餌を求めてやってきました。




Nice catching.
 
 






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  2. Forgive me for deleting the first comment, but I made a misspelling.

    I grew up in Washington, D.C. and I got to see the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin. They were gifts from Japan--so beautiful.

    Thanks for linking in today. Happy Blue Monday, Minoru.

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    1. Dear Sally.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I also went to Washigton D.C. But It was not a cherry blossom season.

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  3. So, I have a short visit to Japan today.

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  4. 曇っていても富士山は威厳があり美しい! 圧倒的な高さ、“頭を雲の上にだし、四方の山を見下ろして・・♪”のままですね。久能山東照宮も絵になる風景です。

    Yoko

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    1. Dear Yoko.
      こんにちは。 冬で富士が良く見えるだろうと思って、このコースを選びました。かろうじて見えて良かったです。

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  5. Love your pics of Mt. Fuji. Such a beautiful mountain! Nice to see the cherry blossoms in bloom. This won't happen around here until March.

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    1.  Dear Linda. Thank you very much for your comment. The cherryblossom season in Tokyo is at the end of march too.

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  6. It was interesting to see the winter flowering cherry blossom, new to me.

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  7. So simple and so beautiful...the cherry blossoms...

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  8. These winter cherry blossoms are gorgeous! How did they fare with the snow fall? Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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    1. Dear Laura.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I think there is almost now snow fall in this area.

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  9. Thank you for a lovely sharing; have a nice Monday

    much love...

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  10. A gorgeous series of photos! Wonderful buildings and places. I love the last three shots of the seagulls!

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  11. Hi Minoru, The cherry blossoms are gorgeous. I also like the view with Mt Fuji and the shrines.

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  12. Beautiful photographs, Minoru.
    The view in the second one is just magnificent!!

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  13. Beautiful photography of your beautiful country ~ for OWT ~ thanks ^_^

    carol and artmusedog
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  14. You have blossoms already? How gorgeous.

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  15. Dearest Mr. Minoru;
    Wonderful pictures, aren't they♪♪♪ I live in Yamaguchi and have never been to Shizuoka nor seen Mt.Fuji. (^^;) And how lovely to feed seagulls. Happy for your great time.

    PS> I put my blog name whimsically and had hard time fixing the background for that, haha. So sorry that I didn't comment back last time you visited me. You must have a great talent with camera; wish I could learn from you p;)

    from Yamaguchi, Miyako*

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      Thank you very much for your comment.I also did not go to Yamaguchi, I want to visit Yamaguchi someday.

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  16. I love the beautiful views of Mt Fuji! And the Cherry Blossoms are gorgeous. Wonderful series of scenic shots, Thank you for sharing your world. Have a happy week!

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  18. Beautiful tour Minoru ... Photos of Mount Fuji, are spectacular.
    gulls ate well;)
    Good Tuesdays.
    A hug.

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  19. such beautiful shots my friend! thanks for this lovely pictorial tour.
    love japan! those cherry blossoms are marvelous, too.

    have a great day~
    :))

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  20. Mount Fuji always looks spectacular and your photos are lovely. Beautiful shots of sea birds and cherry blossom.....

    Best wishes,
    Ruby

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  21. Every picture is beautiful Minoru, but Mt Fuji is my favorite. We never see mountains here in Florida (but we used to when we lived in the Western part of the US)...and so I miss them. I love that photo, but the spring blossoms are wonderful too.

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  22. こんにちは
    久能山東照宮はきらびやかで、見事ですね。ロープウェイの次の写真は拝殿の手前の唐門ですか。だとすると、ここまでの石段がかなりきつかったのでは? 舘山寺のホテル九重も眺めが良さそうなホテルですね。写真を拝見して、このコースは行ってみたくなりました。

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    1. 弘世旅空様
       こんばんは。久能山は下から登ると1000段位階段が有るそうですが、ロープウエイから行くとそんなに歩きません。
       元は武田信玄の作った久能山城だったそうで、石段が一つひとうがかなり高さが有りました。唐門のなかに権現造りの拝殿、石の間、本殿があります。家康の墓と言われる、神廟が有りますが、遺体が残っているかどうかは、諸説あります。
       是非、暇を見つけていらして下さい。

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  23. Gorgeous mountain scenery. I love those beautiful cherry blossoms.

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  24. 富士山はやはり、日本一高くそびえていますね。かもめがこんなに集まるなんて、楽しいシャッターチャンスですね。ところで、私どもの庭にやってくる鳥の名が、アオジと教えて頂きまして有難うございました。すっきりしました。
    Have a nice day!

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    1. Dear sarah.
       こんばんは。富士山がもう少し、はっきり見えたら良かったのですが。 アオジの県、お役に立てて嬉しいです。

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