Monday, October 12, 2015

A TRIP TO HOKKAIDO 2/2.

We went to Sounkyo via Biei.



This popular tree is very famous at Biei.

ケンとメリーの木です。


Mt.Aibetudake and other mountains. I took this photo from The Garden of the Forest.

大雪、森のカーデンから撮った、愛別岳とその山並みです。



B & W photo.




Sounkyo. 

溶結凝灰岩の柱状節理です。


There are many colummer jointed stones in this area.



Closing up.




Gingano-Taki Falls. 銀河の滝です。




Gingano=taki falls flow to Ishikari river. 

滝が石狩川に流れて行きます。



Ryuuseino-Taki Falls. 流星の滝です。


Climbing up a hill,we could see both falls at a same time.



I could not take a nice shot,because the sun was above the falls.

双瀑台に登ると二つの滝が同時に見えます。



We went to Obako.  大函です。




Obako too.


THere were nice illumination lights at the hotel's lobby where we stayed.



Mottainai concept.


Each light was made by recycling milk-bottle.


It's very delicious to drink this milk.


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69 comments:

  1. Lovely photos, Minoru especially the waterfalls. :)

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  2. Fantastic photos of the area that highlight some beautiful weather. So glad to have found you through Our Beautiful World.

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  3. Lovely shots of the landscape!

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  4. Beautiful shots, thanks for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World!

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  5. Hello Minoru, What a beautiful area. Wonderful photos of the mountains and the waterfalls. I wish you a lovely new week!

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  6. Nice photos. I had to view them a few times as they look like somewhere in Europe esp the range of snow capped mountains. I always loved the waterfalls and would dive in for a swim.
    The hotel's idea of using the Mattainai concept is great and recycling the milk bottles is a brilliant idea too. I only noticed countries like China and Japan would drink milk from cute glass bottles. Here we use paper cartons instead.

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    1. Dear Twilight Man.
      Thank you very much for your comment. Your comment always inspire me very much.I made a mistake. Mottainai is correct. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mottainai

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  7. Thank you for taking us with you Minoru. The tree covered rocky hills are very beautiful.......home for much wildlife!

    Enjoy your week,
    Ruby

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  8. Hello, gorgeous views of the mountains and the pretty waterfalls. Lovely collection of photos. Have a happy new week ahead!

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  9. very beautiful photos... the nature is really mesmerizing...

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  10. Gosh these are lovely!!
    Please come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-little-bit-squirrelly.html

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  11. Wonderful photos! Thanks so much for sharing at OBW!!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous and captivating! I can almost hear the tranquil sounds of the water and birds. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  13. Gorgeous views! You had me with the tree, and then it kept getting more and more beautiful!

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  14. Hoooo - the first (?) snow on the mountains in October! We are short prior the first frost period here in Germany as well! But snow??? Maybe in late November or December in our region - but in the German Alps much earlier!

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    1. Dear Uwe.
       Thank you very much for your comment. Sapporo,the capital of Hokkaido, and Munich are almost the same latitude.

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  15. Beautiful place, I love waterfalls. Regards.

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  17. Wow such a beautiful place!! Love all your waterfalls photos.

    Kim,USA

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  18. 景色が良いですね。北海道は私にしてみれば、まだ未知の国です、、、開拓したいです、アハハ。 北海道はもうかなり寒くなってきているのでは在りませんか? ミルクの瓶がかわいいです。ライトにするなんて、いいアイデア! 

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    1. Dear Akemi sama.
      こんばんは。 もう市内にも雪が少し積もったそうです。 広々とした大地をドライブするのは、とても楽しいです。ミルクはとても美味しかったです。

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  20. What a beautiful place and lovely waterfalls.

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  21. Looking at your beautiful photos, I imagine myself travelling in Japan .

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  22. Beautiful scenery especially the waterfalls.

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  23. Lovely photography of nature's gifts ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  24. What a gorgeous place, and your photos are delightful.
    Take 25 to Hollister

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  25. I'm amazed at so many lovely mountains and wild areas in a small island group like Japan, they do so well at preserving wilderness. I would love to look at the plants by the rushing stream and growing on the steep slopes by the waterfall. You got good shots even if backlit, Minoru. The recycled milk bottles make nice lighting.

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I will try to take nice photos next year.

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  26. Beautiful, beautiful photos!

    thank you for sharing them with us at Photo Friday!

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  27. Wooow. How wonderful Minoru, are beautiful. 7ª photo, looks like Bejar;)
    Good weekend.
    A hug.

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy your Bejar scene looks like my 7th photo.

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  28. -`❀´-
    Tudo muito lindo, mas essas montanhas em contraste com o céu... são únicas no mundo!!!!

    Ótimo fim de semana com muita paz e muitas alegrias!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
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  30. very beautiful landscape photos!

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  31. Beautiful photos of a magical place... Thank you for joining OBW :)

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  32. Boa semana, cheia de alegrias.
    Beijinhos.
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  33. やはり北海道は雄大ですね。ケンとメリーの木・・・、スカイラインはどこですか?牛乳瓶の灯りはいいアイデアですが、ここでは電球たくさんいるようでもったいないような。

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    1. Dear Yoko sama.
      おはようございます。 この木の近くに「ケンとメリー」という名のペンションがありまして、そこに往時のスカイラインが置いてありました。
       次回このホテルに行きましたら、その旨、伝えておきます。

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  34. So inspiring... Open spaces, high mountains, water falls and gorges, a close look at the stone rocks or cliffs! I can imagine the joy of seeing them and how wonderful was the whole travel... and so much inspiration in the illumination using bottles...
    Gorgeous and dynamic picture of water at "Gingano taki falls flow to Ishikari river"....  
    A lovely weekend and a sunny autumn!

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