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2015年12月24日 (木)

Trip to Umi Hotaru, Yourou Keikoku, Katsuura, German Village 海ほたる、養老渓谷、勝浦、東京ドイツ村

11月の一時帰国中に 一泊旅行・・・「海ほたる」も初めての経験です。

During my 1 month vacation in Japan,  I joined this package tour ....

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the two days tour start at   Shin-Toshin station in Saitama...

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from Saitama, the bus tour go  to  Kisarazu  via  Tokyo Bay Aqua Line...

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going  under the Tokyo Bay....

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we went from the left to the right....

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Umi-Hotaru.... in the middle of the Tokyo Bay....

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it was very windy and cold up here....

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the Tokyo Bay near  Kisarazu city....

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short break at  Shiki no Kura   terminal for shopping...

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flowers for sale.... too...

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" Good children...  Please do not ride on me... "    hahaha

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you can buy  Whale  meat   here.... their traditional local industry...

when I was an elementary boy,  whale meat was served as school lunch many times.

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we could not find good autumn leaves so much... this year...

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Kameyama-ko  Lake...

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this area should be nice during summer season... probably...

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Kameyama dam...

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Drying  persimmons....

astringent or sour persimmons are dried like this during cold season..

Dried Persimmon (Hoshi-gaki) becomes like the below and sweet  :

http://marron-dietrecipe.com/desert/desert_tsurushigaki.html

Hoshi-Gaki is one of New Year foods in Japan.

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walked thru this tunnel  to get  Yourou Keikoku valley...

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we came here to enjoy autumn colored leaves... but, it was too early...

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is this Heron  or  Egret ??

anyway,  he doesn't care about  the color of  autumn leaves... hehehe

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you have to cross the river like this...

the water level was a little bit higher than usual...

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very hard to find nicely colored branches...

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it was a little bit scaring for some ladies...

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the color of persimmons was very good...  and,  looks  Yummy !!

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these two old ladies could not cross the river by themselves..

so,   I was asked to escort them to the other side of the river....

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helping someone makes you happy....   

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the bridge  to  Shusse Kannon Temple....

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養老山聖天院・立国寺・・・出世観音 Shusse Kannon Temple

http://homepage2.nifty.com/shusse-kannon/yurai/index.htm

if you wish to have a big promotion or social success, you must come here.

for me ?   oh, it was too late to come...  hahaha

 

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then,  let us go to see  Awamata Water Fall...

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the water level was a little higher than usual on this day...

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too many tourists  and  only a few of them crossed the river here...

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arrived at the hotel.....in Katsuura city...

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wow... very big  hotel...

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Dinner ,  buffet style....  in Japan,  it is called  Viking style...

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in my case.... this is the first round....

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and.... the 2nd round....     oh,  too much...

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to be continued to the 2nd day.....

   

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