Japan 2017

In late April 2017 I was lucky to be in Japan once again. The trip was during the cherry blossom season (花見) so the annual celebrations where still ongoing in some parts of the country. The Japan Rail Pass allowed me to visit various destinations one of which was Yoshino-yama in the Nara Prefecture which is famous for its many thousands of sakura trees.

 

 

Yoshino Mountain (吉野山 Yoshino-yama)

 

Kyoto, Arashiyama Park (嵐山 Storm Mountain)

 

On top of Himeji Castle (姫路城 Himeji-jō)

 

Kyoto, Jishō-ji (慈照寺 “Temple of Shining Mercy”)

 

Kyoto, near Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera (音羽山清水寺)

 

 

Fukuoka (福岡市 Fukuoka-shi)

 

Near Mount Aso (阿蘇山 Aso-san)

 

Landscape onMount Aso (阿蘇山 Aso-san)

 

Near Mount Aso (阿蘇山 Aso-san)