My final day-trip from Tokyo was to the city of Matsumoto. A 1 way trip took about 2.5 hours by limited express train. From Matsumoto station, the leisurely walk to Matsumoto Castle was about 20 minutes. I spent about 3 hours around the park and castle grounds.
Next to the Futarasan shrine is the Taiyuinbyo, I spent couple more hours taking photos of this part of the complex. At around mid-afternoon I started to make my way to my hotel – the Nikko Green Hotel Fuwari. There weren’t a lot of guests at the time of my stay and I had the […]
The next set of photos are from an overnight trip to Nikko. I had already visited Nikko in 2009 for a short day trip, but this time I had a lot more time to take photos and explore around the temple/shrine grounds. Renovations were taking place at the Rinnoji temple, fortunately the Toshogu complex was […]
Last time I saw this Gundam was about 2 and half years ago. After being moved to Shizuoka, it’s back in Odaiba. This time with slighty different markings. Although the RX-78 is more or less fully assembled, the location was still under contruction when I took the photos. I believe a mini Gundam theme park […]
After the cruise around Matsushima bay I had lunch at a restaurant close by the harbour. Lunch was gyuutan – grilled cow tongue – which was pretty tasty along with some locally brewed beer (Matsushima Brewing Co.’s Helles). After lunch I went for a hike around Fukuurajima – an island accessible via a bridge. After […]
Photos from a 1 hour cruise around Matsushima bay. It was pretty windy and cold on the rear deck, but I was able to get a lot of shots of the islands. Seagulls followed the boat around since some of the passengers were feeding them some junk food. The VR on the lens (Nikon 70-300 […]
These are the first of my photos from my trip to Matsushima in the Sendai area. The trip started from Tokyo station on board an early morning Tohoku shinkansen. The ride was relatively quick – about 2 hours for the 300 km to Sendai. From Sendai, a local train took another 40 minutes to get […]