Thursday, May 22, 2014

MATUMAE CASTLE AND LAKE TOYAKO.

    In the morning , it was a very fine day. Hakodate bay was very beautiful..



Hakodate bay. 函館湾です。



Leaving Hakodate,we went to Matumae castle.
Single cherry blossom tree season was over,Double cherry blossom season started in this area.


Matumae castle. 松前城です。


Matumae castle with Ukon cherry blossoms.

松前城とウコン桜です。


A Ukon cherry blossom. by macro lens.


Cherry blossom tree-lined road.

桜の並木道です。


A cherry orchard. 桜の園です。



Then we went to Lake Toyako.



Lake Toyako in the evening. 夕方の洞爺湖です。



Lake Toyako at the sun set. 日の入りです。


One of the fireworks at night  花火です。



Lake Toyako in a misty morning. 朝もやの洞爺湖です。


Then we went to Lake Shikotuko.


Mt.Fuppushidake from the lake side.

支笏湖畔から見る、不風死岳です。


Mt.Eniwadake. 恵庭岳です。



Chitose river ,starting from Lake Shikotuko.

支笏湖から流れる、千歳川、石狩川に合流します。

We could see many flowers in Hokkaido.


Japanese quince. ボケです。



Odorikoso,pink. オドリコソウです。


Odorikoso,white.


Ajuga. 西洋十二単です。


Mos phlox. シバザクラです。



By macro lens.


Enreiso,white. 白花延齢草です。



By macro lens.































72 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place! Love the cherry blossom photos. And the firework shot is good too.

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  2. Hakodate Bay is a very nice place like a resort with colourful scenery. The lakes with mountain backdrop is like a heavenly dream and the flowers are pretty too. You were lucky to capture the fireworks display too.

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  3. 桜前線はそこまで行ったのですね。稚内の千島桜が最北端と聞いています。夕暮れの洞爺湖雰囲気があります、でもやはり、朝もやの洞爺湖にはかなわないかな。木瓜の花が咲き誇っていますね。私もたいてい呆けの花を咲かせています。

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    1. Dear Yoko sama.
      こんばんは。だいぶ御謙遜ですね。朝もやの中の湖もとても情緒がありました。北海道の花はもう少し経つととても美しくなります。

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  4. こんばんは

    冒頭の函館湾の写真、大好きです。北の海の雰囲気が漂って。夕光の洞爺湖もステキです。いつもここで、日本各地の風景を堪能させていただいています。北海道は春がいっきに来て、色とりどりの花がいっせいに咲く野ですね。

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    1.  Dear sapphire.
      こんばんは。海を見て懐かしさを感じるのは人間の本能でしょうか。海の美しさは何とも言えないです。 北海道が美しくなるのは、もう少し先かも知れません。

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  5. What a beautiful place this is, Minoru!
    The cherry blossoms are so pretty, and I just love the photograph of Hakodate Bay

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  6. Wonderful photos and beautiful flowers. The landscapes are fascinating, a great country.

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  7. Really beautiful pictures! I wish you a happy weekend!

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  9. What a beautiful lake! All these photos are really a feast for the eyes!

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  10. Sigh. What a beautiful country Japan is! Your photos are splendid. Impressive work.
    JM Illinois, U.S.A.

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  11. the cherry trees are beautiful.

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  12. What a lovely place with the lake and all those flowers.

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  13. So beautiful! These wonderful cherry blossoms, the landscape, sunset, flowers ... a fantastic series of photos!

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  14. Gorgeous place ! I am delighted with your photographs of flowers.
    Matumae castle is wonderful !
    Greetings

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  15. Very nice places with wonderful scenery... As well as excellent photos...

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  16. O valor das coisas não está no tempo que elas duram, mas na intensidade com que acontecem.
    Por isso existem momentos inesquecíveis, coisas inexplicáveis e pessoas incomparáveis.(Fernando Sabino)
    Lindas imagens
    Um lindo e abençoado final de semana!!!
    Abraços Marie.

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  18. Precious. I love the sea. Minoru. In June, we will see it again ;)
    Good weekend.
    A hug.

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  19. Beautiful photos! Greetings from Romania !

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  20. Wow; you made me jealous again, Minoru-san p;) What fantastic picture tour you brought us; I REALLY appreciate you that your gorgeous pictures introduce foreign people our county's beauty♡♡♡
    I wish I could have a chance to go to Hokkaido someday.

    Sincerely from Yamaguchi, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Dear Miyako sama.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I hope you will visit Hokkaido in near future.

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  21. Hello Minoru, What a fantastic photo of the fireworks! I love the flowers as well and the castle is very beautiful. I wish you a wonderful weekend!

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  22. Beautiful series of photos...well done. http://lauriekazmierczak.com/sky-eye/

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  23. I love the fireworks reflected in the water!!! And I envy you having an extended cherry blossom season - single and then double!!! Are the trilliums, the last flower you show, native to Japan, also? They are the floral emblem of the province of Ontario!

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  24. Such a beautiful series of photos! The cherry blossoms are lovely, and the misty mountain shots are great.

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  25. I am drunk with all the beauty you bring us in this post. Your architecture complements the cherry blossom and I certainly did not know you had Trillium growing in Japan. I always thought it was native to the north of Not the America.

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  26. Amazing amazing colors, places and I wish I can go there! #IHeartMacro

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

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  28. うわーきれい! まだちょっと寒いですか?この時期にまだ桜がみれるなんて。千歳川とか澄み切っていて、おさかなたちがのぞけそうですね。 花々の写真も素敵です。
    日本旅行、いまからめちゃくちゃ楽しみです。

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    1. Dear Akemi sama.
      こんばんは。そんなに寒くは無かったです。八重桜は遅咲きですのでまだ見る事が出来ました。千歳川は支笏湖から発して石狩川に流れ込むそうです。
       日本に帰る楽しさがとても強く伝わってきます。楽しみですね。

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  29. The flowering trees are gorgeous. All your photo's are beautiful Minoru.

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  30. 函館湾、波が荒そうですね。歌のように逆巻く波ですね。朝もやの洞爺湖、幻想的ですね。シャッター押したい気分にさせてくれます。私の庭のぼけは、オレンジ色ですが、薄いピンクは、かれんですね。五月の北海道、楽しませて頂きました。
    Have a nice day!

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    1. Dear sarah.
       こんばんはコメントありがとうございます。津軽海峡、春景色」でした。晴れている洞爺湖も良いですが、この雰囲気も良かったです。木瓜にも色々な種類がありますね。

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  31. Hi Minoru. Thank you for joining OYGIF. Your fireworks photo will be featured this weekend. Hope you'd find time to drop by. :)

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    1. Dear Maria.
      Thank you very much. I go to travel from tomorrow. I will drop by your blog, after coming home.

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  32. Beautiful views. The lake in the evening photograph looks like from an ancient era...

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  33. Minoru good weekend. We are going to Madrid a few days. I'll come back;)
    a hug.

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  34. I dropped by because Maria featured your spectacular fireworks photo! Now, I see that this is a blog to feast one's eyes on. Just spectacular!

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  35. Lake Toyako is so amazing... it looks like a classical painting this photo - 10/21!! All the views and landscapes are magnificent in fact... stunning to see them, anyway! And the beautiful blooms are so incredible... I have to see what ajuga is... it looks so familiar... and the cherry blossoms are familiar, also! Lovely post as always! Thanks so much for this "tour of beauty"!! Have a great week ahead! Alexa T

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