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  • Obon Holiday
  • I recently visited my ancestor's grave located in Kobe city.In Japan, many companies set a summer (Obon) holiday for several
    days in mid August.During the period many people return to their hometown or those who can take a long holiday go abroad. There is
    a custom to visit the ancestors' graves during the holiday.The reason for this differs depending on customs in the region, b
    ut the main reason i [続きを読む]
  • Fireworks of Ashiya Summer Carnival 2018
  • The attached photos show fireworks of Ashiya Summer Carnival held on July 21 2018, taken from my home.Ashiya Summer Carnival has b
    een held 40 times since 1979.In the venue you can get various foods at stalls selling such as Okonomiyaki/Takoyaki/Watagashi (cott
    on candy) and also enjoy music event by local musicians.In the past a big park (named Chuo Koen) or Shiomi junior high school were
    the main [続きを読む]
  • Pacific Ocean
  • After visiting Kumano Taisha, I returned to Kii Tanabe station by bus, and then rode the limited express Kuroshio(287 series) to g
    o back to Osaka.I took some photos of the Pacific Ocean seen from a car window of Kuroshio.Unfortunately it was cloudy on the day,
    but I enjoyed the beaulful and wide view of the Pacific Ocean very much! [続きを読む]
  • Oyunohara
  • Oyunohara is the place where Kumano Hongu Taisha was originally existed.The most impressive point is its torii (gateway of shrine)
    , the biggest one in Japan (height 33.9 m, width 42 m) .The forest in the site and the surrounding fields have a spiritual atmosph
    ere as same as Kumano Hongu Taisha.The distance between Oyunohara and Kumano Hongu Taisha is short , so please do not miss to visi
    t the site [続きを読む]
  • Kumano Hongu Taisha
  • You will arrive at this shrine in about 2 hours by bus from Kii Tanabe station.This shrine is one of three major shrines named &qu
    ot;Kumano Sanzan" (the other shrines are Kumano Hayatama Taisha and Kumano Nachi Taisha), all of which are designated as a wo
    rld heritage site.The year of the founding is quite old, it is said to be around 33 B.C.The symbol of the above mentioned three sh
    rines is "Yatagarasu [続きを読む]
  • Kii Tanabe Station
  • Kii Tanabe station is located in Tanabe City, Wakayama prefecture.It takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes from Shin-Osaka by using t
    he limited express Kuroshio.This station has a bus terminal to access Kumano Hongu Taisha, a shrine designated as a world heritage
    site.Shirahama, a popular resort site, is located in 10 minutes by train from here.Near the station, there are a shopping area wh
    ere you ca [続きを読む]
  • Limited Express Train "Kuroshio" 283 Series
  • The photo attached taken at Shin-Osaka station is a limited express train "Kuroshio" 283 series, operated by JR West.I r
    ode this train to visit Kumano Taisha, one of the oldest and sacred shrines in Japan, in the summer of 2016.This express train run
    s between Kyoto and Shirahama / Kii Katsuura / Shingu in Wakayama Prefecture.Especially in summer, a lot of people use this train
    to go to Shirahama, [続きを読む]
  • Dai-nankou Sensekihi (Battle Field Monument)
  • This monument is located in the east of Ashiya city, it takes about 12 minutes walk from Uchide staion of Hanshin Electric Railway
    .It was built by the owner of this land in 1935 to respect Kusunoki Masashige(1294?- 1336), a military commander who existed in th
    e 14th century, famous for fighting for Emperor Go-Daigo with loyalty.It is said that Kusunoki Masashige camped in this area to fi
    ght Great [続きを読む]
  • Shin-Yokaichi Station
  • The photos attached are the building of Shin-Yokaichi station of Ohmi Railway Yokkaichi Line, located in Higashiomi City, Shiga Pr
    efecture.Along with Toriimoto station, this station has a very retro atmosphere.Unfortunately the time when I visited the station
    was an evening in autumn, so the photos taken at the time might not show you how attractive the station building is.Someday I wil
    l visit th [続きを読む]
  • Toriimoto Station
  • This station is located in OHMI railway main line in Hikone city, Shiga prefecture.The station building, built in 1931, has attact
    ed many visitors because of its western style antique appearance.I hope this station building will be preserved forever as it is t
    oday! [続きを読む]
  • Taga Taisha
  • Taga Taisha is one of the famous shrines in Shiga prefecture, and it is said that the founding was over 1,300 years ago.It has att
    racted many visitors who wish for marriage and longevity as enshrining the deities of those. In the shrine there is a steep slope
    bridge named Taikou-bashi.It is also said that your wish will come true after crossing the bridge.You can access the shrine by a 1
    0-minute w [続きを読む]
  • OHMI Railway
  • OHMI Railway is a railway company in Shiga Prefecture.The operation of the railway covers wide area of the eastern part of Shiga P
    refecture from Maibara / Hikone to Oumi-hachiman(a famous city where you can enjoy its beautiful scenery of lakeside), Taga taisya
    (one of the oldest and famous shrines in Shiga prefecture) or Koga region (a famous city for Ninja) etc.Most of its vehicles are
    second-han [続きを読む]
  • Hikone
  • Hikone is a city in Shiga Prefecture, located about 80 km east of Kyoto.The area was ruled by "Ii" clan, who got an imp
    ortant position of Tokugawa Shogunate such as "Roju" (member of the shogun's council of elders) throughout the Edo
    era from generation to generation.Hikone castle is a must-see sightseeing spot, designated as a national treasure. Its very beaut
    iful appearance has been fascinated [続きを読む]
  • Express Bus "Port Lake"
  • For seeking transportation between Izumo and Kobe, if you do not use a train, an express bus is availlable.The journey time is aro
    und 5 hours and it costs about 5000 yen. It is very convenient and reasonable, also of course no need to transfer.The attached pi
    cture taken at Izumoshi station is an express bus called "Port Lake", operated by Chugoku JR Bus Company. [続きを読む]
  • Izumo Soba
  • "Izumo soba" is a buckwheat noodle widely eaten in Izumo area of Shimane prefecture.It's tray consists of a three-t
    iered stack. The soup needs to be poured directly into each tray before eating it.As you can seen from the attached photos, there
    are many food shops such as seafood restaurant in addition to soba shops near Izumo Taisha.If you visit Izumo Taisha, please ente
    r the shops and enjoy the [続きを読む]
  • Izumo Taisha
  • Izumo Taisha is one of the oldest and famous shrines in Japan, alongside Ise Jingu.The area of the shrine has a very spiritual atm
    osphere, especially the main hall's large sacred rope is very impressive.The way of worshiping at the main hall is different
    from many other shrines, most of which enshrine the emperor's ancestors.The practice applied for most shrine is 2 bows, clapp
    ing your hands twice [続きを読む]
  • Ichibata Electric Railway
  • Ichibata Electric Railway operate trains between Dentetsu Izumoishi and Izumo Taisha or Matsue.I rode their trains from Dentetsu I
    zumoshi to Izumo Taisha. The journey took about 20 minutes.A unique point of the railway company is that they use the trains which
    were previously used by the other railway companies.The attached photo is a train of Nankai Railway 3000 series, which was given
    to Ichibat [続きを読む]
  • Izumoshi / Dentetsu Izumoshi Station
  • Izumoshi or Dentetsu Izumoshi station is a station of JR West and Ichibata Electric Railway, located in Shimane prefecture, and is
    the nearest station to access to Izumo Taisha, one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan.The entrance of JR West Izumoshi station
    is made to imitate a roof of the Izumo Taisha.After completing check-in in a hotel near the station, I went to a sushi restaurant
    and a bat [続きを読む]
  • Okayama Station - 2
  • The attached photos are the trains taken at JR West Okayama station.1. Shinkansen "Hikari Rail Star"This bullet train is
    an express type train running between Shin-Osaka and Hakata.Its commercial operation started in 2000. Even now it gets popular am
    ong many passengers with the comfortability of the seat.2. Limited express "Yakumo"I rode this train from Okayama to Izu
    mo City. I sat on a business c [続きを読む]
  • Okayama Station - 1
  • For my Shimane trip in July 2016, I took a Shinkansen "Sakura" from Shin-Kobe to Okayama, and then I took a JR West&apos
    ;s express train "Yakumo" from Okayama station and stayed at Izumo-shi.Attached the photos were taken at Okayama Station
    .At the station I had lunch at a restaurant, enjoyed omelets and muscat juice.Muscat is a specialty of Okayama and it is a very de
    licious fruit.When you visit Okayam [続きを読む]
  • Shinkansen 500 series
  • This picture is shinkansen 500 series, taken at Shin Kobe station in July of 2016, when I travelled to Shimane Prefecture. The ext
    erior of the car body is decorated with coloring of the anime "Evangelion".The shinkansen 500 series was started to be u
    sed for commercial operation in 1997.Even now, it is regarded as the most popular Shinkansen for its cool design ! [続きを読む]
  • Station-name Signboard
  • On the way to Himeji by a train of Sanyo Electric Railway in early April 2018, I took some photos of unique station-name boards pl
    aced on a sidewall of each station.Each board shows illustrations of sightseeing spots around the station.It could be fun to ride
    a train of Sanyo Electric Railway while taking these boards at each station!・Tarumi Station (Mitsui Outlet Park, an outlet shopp
    ing mall)・ [続きを読む]
  • Himeji Station
  • The attached photos are the area around Himeji station of JR West Kobe Line, Shinkansen and Sanyo Electric Railway.In the surround
    ing area of the stations, there are a department store and newly constructed shopping mall.A main street runs from the stations to
    wards Himeji castle, which seen from the street is very attractive.One of the attached photos is an express train of Sanyo Electri
    c Railway [続きを読む]
  • Himeji Castle
  • In early April 2018 I went to Himeji Castle by trains (Hanshin Electric Railway / Sanyo Electric Railway).I have visited Himeji Ca
    stle at least 5 times since childhood, but it was the first time since the major restration (2009 - 2015) was completed.The buildi
    ng becomes very white more than before, which is reallly worthy of being referred as a "white heron". I enjoyed the sple
    ndor of the castle f [続きを読む]