Monday, April 20, 2015

AWAJI ISLAND AND KOBE CITY.

                          We visited Kobe city and Awaji island for three days.

                       神戸と淡路島に行って来ました。

 We went to Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park to see Awaji flower festival.

             淡路花博を見に、国営明石海峡公園へ行きました。

The flower bird made by pansy(viola).


Tulip garden with a miniature wind mill.


Tulip garden.



A tulip by macro lens.


Tulip field with a pond.


Living Stone Daisy garden.


By macro lens.


The day before coming here,we visited Kobe city.
Kobe is a famous harbor city.


We got on a sightseeing ship from Port Island.

ポートアイランドの中突堤ターミナルから、遊覧船に乗りました。


Port Tower and Kobe Kaiyo museum.

ポートタワーと神戸海洋博物館です。


New Kobe airport.

新神戸空港が見えました。

We stayed at Sheraton Hotel Kobe Bay.

六甲アイランドにあるホテルに泊りました。


A living room.


A bed room. Two rooms for us. スイートルームです。


The view from the hotel room.

六甲大橋と六甲の山並みが見えました。


A night scene from the room. ホテルの部屋からの夜景です。


We got across Akashi channels through Akashi Channel Long Bridge.

明石海峡大橋を渡りました。

This bridge is 3991 meter long.


The longest bridge in the world as a suspension bridge.


Just under the bridge.


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60 comments:

  1. What a great trip. That's a great shot of the awesome flower bird. All the floral displays look really beautiful. I love the night shot of the view from your room.

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  3. Thoroughly enjoyed these great shots of yours.

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  4. Hello Minoru, The flower festival looks like a spectacular event. Thank you for sharing. Have a great week!

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  5. Wow, I love all the pretty tulips and the flower bird.. And night view from the room is beautiful. Lovely photos from your trip! Have a happy day and new week ahead!

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  6. That is a big flower bird!

    I'm hoping we'll visit Kobe when we go to Japan in September this year. ^^

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  7. Hi Minoru! Impressive pictures of the bridge, I like the last one especially because of the perspective.
    It's so surprising to see such a Netherland tulip-scenery in Japan, but I really like those stone daisies - like a colorful carpet.
    Have a nice day!

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  8. So much color in the gardens! Love the bird made of flowers. Nice shots of city lights.

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  9. Hi Minoru....what a fabulous flower festival, and so colourful! I really like the daisy carpet.
    Great photos,especially the shot under the bridge.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy your week,
    Ruby

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  10. I love the pansy bird, and I just ordered painted daisy seeds (Not sure if they'll grow at my altitude, but I'll experiment). The night shot is wonderful.

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  11. You visit the most wonderful places, Minoru!
    I absolutely LOVE the flower bird. It is just amazing!

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  12. That flower bird is wonderfully sculpted! Great trip!

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  13. Minoru様
    25年間暮らした故郷が神戸 明石なんです。 Share 頂き 感謝です!
    もう横浜での生活が より長くなりましたが、何時みても故郷は輝き、どことなく時間がゆっくり流れているように見えるのも不思議です。  淡路島は特に (*'ー'*)ノ

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       こんばんは。 神戸、明石が故郷ですか、今回初めて、神戸に滞在しました。明石はたこ焼きの発祥の地ですね。聖路加病院のある、中央区明石町は、明石に似ていることから、地名になったそうです。
       以前、お城歩きで、明石城も行った事があります。

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  14. Wow, absolutely fantastic shots from a fantastic place :)

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  16. the Tulip garden is beautiful! :)

    fab views from the hotel room. I find looking the interior of motel rooms interesting. Probably because I am a housekeeper at a motel here in Napier.

    wonderful shot under the bridge

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  19. I love Japan, I want to go back and try to visit Kobe ;-) I miss the sakura ;-) and the flower festivals there, thanks for sharing your photos, love them all

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  20. Oh my word - the flowers are amazing!
    Wonderful captures. I hope you'll come share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/at-keyboard.html

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  21. The flower bird is amazing, I don't know how they do the flowers vertically. The tulip beds are so beautiful being laid out in curves and swirls. The city and bridges are also amazing, what a neat place to visit.

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  22. Oh my goodness, I just love all the flowers. You are an excellent macro photographer too. I think the city looks really magical at night. Bravo!
    JM, IL-U.S.A.

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  23. Beautiful flowers. I like your under the bridge shot. - Margy

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  24. Great trip friend. I love those beautiful flowers and the bridge is fantastic.
    Good week.
    a hug.

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  26. Breathtaking! Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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  27. With joy I also came amidst the breathtaking flowers. Regards.

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  28. Such beautiful bridge shots. Love the orange sunset and the whirl pool.

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  29. 何度行っても見ても素敵な神戸! 投稿していただきありがとうございます。来週は明石の叔父に会いに行きます。

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    1. Dear Yoko sama.
      こんばんは。ありがとうございます。 伊丹空港から、レンタカーで行きましたが、道が思いのほか混んでいて、神戸をゆっくり見物する事が出来ませんでした。
       明石では、卵焼き(明石焼き)が名物だそうですね、5,6ね年前に明石城を見学に行った時には知りませんでしたので、食べそこないました。

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    2. 神戸では明石焼きと言っていましたが、地元明石の方は卵焼きというそうですね。要するにたこ焼きですが、とろーりとした卵の食感、だしにつけてあっさり食べるんです。ご自宅にたこ焼き器があれば、クックパッドなどでレシピを調べ、だしでいただいてください。ちなみに、大阪周辺では、一家に一つはたこ焼き器があります。

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    3.  Dear Yoko sama.
      こんばんは。 関東と関西では、文化の違いがあります。 昔、流行った言葉に「巨人、大鵬、卵焼き」というのがありました。関西では、「阪神、たこ焼き、食い倒れ」とも言うそうですね。
       東京は蕎麦の文化圏、関西はうどんの文化圏かも。 神戸で、昼食、夕食とも、和食を食べました関西は薄味と聞いていましたが、 とても濃い味でした。

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