Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Spring flowers in Metropolitan area of Japan.

There are many flowers in our area in spring.

Double cherry blossoms.


Witch hazel.

Camellia japonica.

Camellia japonica.


A kind of rose.

A kind of roses.

Corydalis Tuber.



A kind of Azalea.

Japanese snowflower.

Amsonia elliptica.

My wife and I go to UK from 28th in April to 8th in May.
So I can not reply for your comments. Sorry.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Visiting ancient tombs in Nara. 奈良の古墳巡り。

We visited ancient tombs and a ruin in Nara prefecture.

Karako,Kagi ruin, about B.C 2nd century.

There were many cherry blossoms.

Hashihaka ancient tomb, about 3rd century.

Makimuku Ishizuka ancient tomb, about 3rd century.

Kuroduka ancient tomb,at the end of 3rd century.

Sujin Emperor tomb, about 4th century.

Ohmiwa shrine.

Konabe ancient tomb.

Uwanabe Ancient tomb.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Temples in Nara prefecture. 奈良の寺社巡り。

The second day, we went to Hasedera temple at first.

The entrance.

The main gate.

The main building and a winter cherry tree.

Five storied pagoda.

Cherry blossoms.

The main building from a distance.

Then we went to Murouji Temple.

The main gate.

Five storied pagoda.

The main building.

We stayed  Nara hotel.

We could see this Araike pond from the Hotel's garden

Next morning we went to Nara park on foot.

Five storied pagoda of Kofukuji Temple.

Himuro jinja shrine.

Himuro jinja shrine.

Wild deer in this park.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Temples in Wakayama prefecture. 紀三井寺と高野山金剛峰寺。

Arriving at Kansai airport,my wife and I got on a reserved rental car bound for Kimiidera temple.

Kimiidera temple.

Bell tower.

Wakanoura, from the precinct of this temple.

Then we went to Kongohoji temple at Koyasan.

Gate of the temple.

One of the main buildings.

There is a garden beside the main building.

Banryu-tei garden.

The inner sanctuary.

The main building of the sanctuary.

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