Category Archives: Japan

Pink bus in Ogaki

IMG_7465Walking from the station in Ogaki, Japan I saw a pink bus and snapped a picture. The picture is taken in 2013 and has been published on one of my other blogs, From My Horizon.

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Bridge and pond at the temple area Tenryū-ji in Kyoto

 

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A treasured memory from one of my journeys to visit my son whom lived in Japan at the time. The picture is taken at the temple area  Tenryū-ji  in Kyoto in april 2013 and has been published on one of my other blogs. Tenryū-ji  is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Small ferris wheel in Nagoya

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A treasured memory from one of my journeys to visit my son whom lived there at the time. There is a small ferris wheel on a roof of a warehouse in central Nagoya, Japan with only ten seats. Urban legend has it that there were two old men hidden that hauled the ferris wheel around. On Youtube there is a small film with the sights to be seen from it. It is considered an important cultural property or about to become one. Close by there is a big modern ferris wheel in front of a building. The picture has been published on one of my other blogs,  From My Horizon.

In Korankei valley

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I was guided on a memorable trip to Korankei valley in eastern Japan in the autumn of 2013. The valley is famous for its beautiful colors during the autumn. The center and origin of the beautiful seasonal colors is the existence of a zen temple built in 1427. The monks planted trees around the temple with beautiful seasonal colors. There are also market stalls in the autumn by the bridge and the trees and the river are illuminated in the evening. We were there in the beginning of November and the colors were not at their maximum yet but it was still a wonderful place to visit. This picture is taken from the bridge over the river Tomoe.