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  • 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]
  • Akashi Municipal Planetarium
  • It is a picture taken from a train (Sanyo Electric Railway) which I rode on one day in early April 2018.This is a building "A
    kashi Municipal Planetarium" in Akashi city.It is opened in 1960, has a history of nearly 60 years, built on the Japan Standa
    rd Time Meridian of 135 degrees east longitude.Needless to say, the most popular event of this facility is a planetarium, project
    s a starlit sky abou [続きを読む]
  • Izushi
  • Izushi is a castle town of Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture. The town's unspoiled landscape attracts more than 1 million visito
    rs a year.In particular, the town's famous food "Izushi Soba"(buckwheat noodle) has a good reputation among many vi
    sitors.The characteristic point is the soba is served on a small dish, 5 dishes per serving is standard (Of course additional orde
    rs are possible).There are man [続きを読む]
  • Kinosaki Onsen
  • Kinosaki Onsen is a famous hot spring with a history of 1,300 years, located in the north of Hyogo Prefecture (Toyooka city).Along
    with Arima Onsen, it is one of the most famous and popular hot springs in Hyogo prefecture.In addition, Kinosaki Onsen has very g
    ood quality of spring water, it is said to be effective for neuralgia, muscle pain, burning, gastrointestinal disease, hemorrhoid
    disease, r [続きを読む]
  • Ashiya River
  • I walked along Ashiya River from my home before going to Oji Zoo.Blooming of the cherry trees planted beside the river was almost
    in full.Along with another river Shukugawa, it is a nice place to enjoy seeging cherry blossoms.This year Ashiya Sakura Festival i
    s going to be held from 7th to 8th April. [続きを読む]
  • Kobe Oji Zoo with full bloom of cherry blossoms - 2
  • The photos attached are various animals and others I saw at Oji Zoo on March 29, 2018.As you imagine, panda was very popular among
    many visitors.On this day the temperature became over 20 degrees during the daytime, so the most animals seemed to be tough for t
    his unusual heat.PandaSea lionFlamingoPolar BearKoalaElephantPenguinLeopardFerris wheel and Terracotta Army Former Hunter House [続きを読む]
  • Cherry blossoms of My Home
  • Today I took the pictures to check blooming of the cherry trees, which are planted in my home.This year, cherry blossoms are going
    to be in full bloom at the end of this week, it is earlier than normal year.If you want to see cherry blossoms in full bloom in K
    obe / Osaka, please hurry up to prepare your trip! [続きを読む]
  • Ao: Rice Field and River
  • After walking to east for about 20 minutes from Ao station, you will see beautiful rice fields and a first grade river Kakogawa.Yo
    ur mind will be relaxed when seeing the beauty of the rice fields and the flow of clear water in the river.You can also see a rail
    way bridge of Kobe Electric Railway Ao Line constructed on the river.It could be one of the best place to take a picture for railw
    ay fans!Pl [続きを読む]
  • Ao: Ao Station
  • It is a station of JR West Kakogawa Line, Kobe Electric Railway Ao Line and Hojo Railway.The station building for the above 3 rail
    ways is integrated.As for Kobe Electric Railway Ao Line and Hojo Railway, it is the end point station.Ao is a town belonged to Ono
    city, Hyogo Prefecture.The area around the station is quiet and peaceful!Station BuildingKobe Electric Railway Hojo RailwayJR Wes
    t [続きを読む]
  • Shijimi Station
  • It is a station of Kobe Electric Railway Ao Line in Miki city.This station is located in the center of the new town area of Miki c
    ity.The surroundings have a relaxed atmosphere, and there are various kinds of supermarkets and eating places around the station.T
    he bottom picture is the poster put up at the station, which I took at the time of September 2015.The poster has a message "L
    et's ride the t [続きを読む]