Sunday, August 10, 2014

HIGHLANDS IN NAGANO.

Because heat continued every day in Tokyo, we did a 3-day trip on the highlands of Nagano.


                         We went to Yokodake-Tuboniwa by cable car at first.

                           北八ヶ岳ロープウエイで横岳坪庭に行きました。





Yokodake-Tuboniwa.



Many pine trees among lava rocks.

オオシラビソが溶岩に覆われた地面から育っていました。

Then we arrived the hotel where we stayed.


The garden of the hotel.

ホテルの庭です。

The pond of the hotel. カラマツの池です。



The room where we stayed. 

ホテルの部屋から、庭が良く見えました。


Next day, We went to Mt.Kurumayama.by bar lift two times.


From the top of the mountain.

車山、山頂です。


Lake Shirakabako.

白樺湖が見えました。


On the way to Kirigamine highlands.,we could see Mt. Fuji very far.


Mt.Fuji. 霧ヶ峰から見た富士山です。



Closing up.


Utukushigahara highlands. 美ヶ原です。


The symbol tower of this highlands.

美しの塔です。

We could see many wild flowers during this trip.


Kourinka. コウリンカです。



Little tiger lily. コオニユリです。



Japanese edelweiss. ウスユキソウです。



A kind of Azalea.

チィウジコメツツジです。


Turigane-Ninjin. ツリガネニンジンです。



Lily. 鉄砲百合です。



Japanese spiraera. シモツケです。



Fire weed. ヤナギランです。



Hakusan-Huro. ハクサンフウロです。



Nadeshiko. ナデシコです。


We spent very pleasant days in Nagano.




















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  3. Hello Minoru,
    Wonderful scenery and beautiful flowers. We had an unusually cold June and now we have had an unusually long heat wave. I'm ready for more normal weather. :)

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    1. Dear Gunilla.
      Thank you very much for your comment. It will be 34°C or 93°F tomorrow in Tokyo. I hope you have nice days even in hot weather.

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  4. Beautiful landskape and fantastic flowers...most of them I've never seen... The reflection in a lake is tremendous...

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    1. Dear Viera.
      Thank you very much for your comment. Wishing you a nice Sunday.

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  5. You showed pictures of wonderful places. This is certainly fascinating to watch such amazing views and beautiful landscape !
    Minoru, I wish you a great Sunday :)

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  6. Thank you for sharing this beautiful part of your world Minoru.
    Spectacular scenery and wild flowers.....fireweed is one of my favourite wild plants. I love the way it has established itself around the world........not to everyone's liking of course!

    Have a great week,
    Ruby

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    1. Dear Ruby.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy you like fireweed flowers. Wishing you a nice Sunday.

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  7. Another beautiful post, Minuro.. So many pretty views and scenery.. Love the views of Mt Fuji. Lovely series of images.. Have a great week!

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  8. You always visit the most beautiful places, and your posts make Japan feel like a vast country to me!

    Wherever I go in the world, I am always drawn to the highlands, because… well, your pictures explain everything. :-) The views, including the one from your hotel window, are beautiful and serene - what a wonderful place to escape the heat, crowds, and noise. Love the sweet pond, and the dramatic view of Mt. Fuji! And, as always, I love your flower photos. We were just admiring some tiger lilies in a nearby garden yesterday! And it's always fun when I see familiar flower faces on the other side of the world - fireweed is plentiful here, adding vibrant color to our countryside as well!

    Thank you for another beautiful post, Minoru!

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    1. Dear Laloofah.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel very happy you like my post. Tiger lilies and fireweeds are very common in highlands in our country too. Wishing you a wonderful week.

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  9. Minoru様 こんにちは。 猛暑だったり、風雨だったり うんざりの日々から解放される世界。横岳坪庭、青い雲間に浮かぶ山々と湖、そして可憐な高山植物。 癒されます~ 
    ホテルの部屋から見える林は、どこかマグリッドのだまし絵のようで面白いです。
    高山植物をネットで取り寄せて、一生懸命育てていましたが、横浜ではこの暑さで葉が焼けて瀕死の状況。可哀そうです。/(´ω`;)\ やはり、このような場所を訪ね楽しむのが賢明ですね。 

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    1. Dear Anzu sama.
      こんにちは。蓼科に連泊しましたが、涼しくて帰りたく無い思いにとらわれました。 だまし絵といえばBunkamura で展覧会をしてるそうですが、行く気力が出ません。せめてジャポニズムの展覧会は行きたいと思っています。
       高山植物を育てる御趣味があるのですか、今でしたら、都会ではサギソウの季節ですね。 暑いのでからだに気をつけてお過ごし下さい。

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  10. What gorgeous views you had, Minoru, and the sky in each of these is just amazing.
    Happy Sunday to you!

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    1. Dear Lisa.
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  11. Such beautiful scenery and flowers!

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  12. What fabulous views you had from the cable car.
    The macro shots of the flowers are stunning.

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  13. Gorgeous shots and glad you got 'out of the heat' ~ Lovely pink macro floral shot for IHM2 ~

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. Beautifully shot pictures of such gorgeous country. Loved the reflection!

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  15. 涼しいところに行かれたのですね。うらやましい!
    お花の名前を本当によくご存知ですね。私は見てもちっとも覚えられないので困ります。ウスユキソウ素敵な花なので、今回はこの名前ひとつだけでも覚えたいです。

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    1. Dear Merry Witch.
      こんにちは。今日からまた、暑さが続きます。 うんざりです。体調に気をつけてお過ごし下さい。 ウスユキソウはエーデルワイスに似ています。 とても涼しげです。 

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  16. Great collection of photos, really nice flowers and an interesting cable car.

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  17. another beautiful series of images.

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  18. Beautiful panoramic, Minoru. I really like the 7th and 8th.
    Happy Monday.
    a hug.

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  19. beautiful shots minoru. i remember nagano for the 98 winter olympics where tara lipinski upsets michelle kwan in the women's figure skating, so much drama.

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    1. Dear Photo Cache.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I remembered Tara's skating. Wishing you nice days.

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  20. Wonderful to get away from the heat for a while to this beautiful place with alpine flowers The little rhododendron is the same as is native to the higher regions of the European Alps. For me it is exciting to also see it as a native of Japan. Thank you for all the beauty you have shared.

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy that you like alpine flowers. Wishing you nice days.

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  21. The scenery is very beautiful. :)

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  22. Gorgeous photos of the flowers in the highlands! The scenery is wonderful.

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  24. Wonderful scenery♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/mini-moon/

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  25. What awesome scenery! You must have had a wonderful time in such a beautiful place!

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  26. 山で「坪庭」って面白い名だと思ったのですが、溶岩の岩から木が生えている景色は坪庭のようだと納得しました。ホテルの窓は大きな額縁のようで素敵ですね。私も前々回の霧ヶ峰旅行のとき、車山から富士山が見えました。富士山は見る機会がほとんどなくて感動しました。ウスユキソウ可愛いですね。高原の涼しい風をありがとう。

    Yoko

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    1. Dear Yoko sama.
      こんにちは。ありがとうございます。 かなりの暑さに急遽、出かけました。 高原は空気が澄み切って爽やかでした。 富士山が見えたのは一瞬でした。溶岩のなかに人工的に作られたので、坪庭と呼んでいるようです。
       ニッコウキスゲの時期が終わっていたのが残念だったです。

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  27. いつも素敵な写真をアップしてくださって、ありがとうございます。 来客があったりと何やら多忙な毎日で、ゆっくりブログを覗く機会がなくて、今日やっと拝見しています。 日本っていいですね、そう思えるブログです。

    コメントありがとうございました。私どもは来週、成田からすぐ博多へ飛んで、9月9日に東京に着きます。11日から軽井沢へ出発。13日に一旦東京に戻って、その日の夜にアメリカに帰国します。 おそらくこのスケジュールは変えないと思いますので(旅行サイトや、雑誌で研究してます)9日、お会い出来たら嬉しいです。後日、メール差し上げます。 

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    1.  Dear Akemi sama.
      こんにちは。ありがとうございます。 お忙しい旅の様ですが、楽しみですね。 「故郷は、遠きにありて思うもの、、、」 明後日から、白馬に行ってきます。 9日、楽しみにしています。 メールを入れさせていただきました。

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  28. So lovely pics in your recent posts from Nagano, from MT. BANDAISAN IN FUKUSHIMA with so many reflections, also, MT.CHOKAISAN AND TOBISHIMA ISLAND with lovely landscapes and waterfalls and gulls... So amazing!!...
    All the best and have a good week!

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  29. Bon Voyage friend .... And make pretty pictures;))
    a hug.

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  30. 夏の信州もすてきですね。雄大な青い空、それに富士山、木蔭のすずしさ、カラマツ林、かわいい花々。どれも、魅了されます。又行ってみたくなりました。Thank you for wonderful photos.
    Enjoy Summer!

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    1. Dear sarah sama.
      こんばんは。ありがとうございます。 とても涼しくて快適でした。

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  31. Nice shots of Mt. Fuji, I've been to Mt. Fuji (just at the foot of the mountain) 15 years ago and I want to visit that again. Nice views too.

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    1. Dear Missy.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I hope you will come to Japan in some future again.

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  32. Hey, I had a great time reading your website. Can I contact you through email?. Please email me back.

    Regards,

    Angela
    angelabrooks741 gmail.com

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  33. Unas imagenes estupendsa..un saludod esde Murcia...muy bonitas...

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  34. My college room mate in US was a Japanese guy and he came from Nagano too. This name will always be in my heart and mind always. You seem to always stay in good hotels with fantastic views! Good for you!

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