Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Mt. Fuji's varieties of expression etc;

   *60 years old trip with an old friend *
Our trip to Mt. Fuji area was really enjoyable one with fine weather except in the morning of the second day.  I stayed 2 days at her house before and after the trip. We've been friends since junior high school.
When we talked about making a trip for celebrating '還暦Kanreki' 60 years old, we found both of us never visited this mountain. We agreed that we must see Mt. Fuji to have later years without regrets p:-)

Please let me skip lengthy explanation for the each pictures, wishing you can enjoy our famous mountain which  is registered on world's cultural heritage.

From the lake side; 
From the bus window;

Taken in the morning from the hotel room.

Only picture with cherry blossom while approaching the temple;

Grinding the buckwheat flour, my husband got a bit interested in :-)

Raining at "Mihono-matsubara 美保の松原"

Critters I found at a lake 'coots and a swan';
Happy to find a swan which ours in our city's park was gone by bird's flu;

Moon shots on 21st the day I came back;   left 18:15   right 22:00

Hope these pictures are appropriate for these links till next week.
I'll be able to visit you soon ♡♡♡

Linking this post to, "Outdoor Wednesday","GoodFences",


  1. Hi Miyako san. Glad you had a great trip and the weather was mostly nice. You and your friend have been friends for such a long time! How wonderful to celebrate Kanreki together after all those years :-) I enjoyed the photos from your trip. Mt. Fuji is gorgeous in every photo. I especially love the one taken from your hotel room. Beautiful colors! I also love the area where you found buckwheat flour grinding. That looks nice place to stroll around.
    I hope you got a good rest after the trip. Have a wonderful day, Miyako san xoxo

  2. Hello Miyako!:) Beautiful scenes of Mt.Fuji, and I like them all, but particularly like the mountain image showing the sea, sailing boats, and the coastline, it's almost hidden by clouds but it looks beautiful. A nice selection of bird captures, including the ferry boat,:) blooms, and temple images. It's lovely that you met up with your friend to make a trip like this one.:)

  3. Miyako, looks like such an enjoyable trip, and I'm jealous that I can't be there! Have a wonderful Easter Holiday time. God bless!

  4. My son took the hike up Mt. Fuji when he was in Japan. What a beautiful place. All of Japan is beautiful, and I so much want to visit again. Sad to hear about your park swan dying from the bird flu.

  5. truly beautiful. a great trip to take with an old friend - and happy 60th to you both!

  6. what beautiful photos of such a beautiful and famous mountain. I am so thrilled that the two of you could go....a wonderful experience and memories to share for years.

  7. What an amazing trip you had. The mountain is indeed stunning.
    Lovely temple area, it had some great fences.
    Also the swan was pretty and how neat there was a swan shaped boat.
    I enjoyed your post very much.

  8. Absolutely beautiful Miyako!
    That was a ver special trip for the two of you to make together - more memories created!
    My nephews wife and two children are still in Japan with her mother and grandmother.
    Their 5y old daughter is at school for a few months, immersed in culture and Japanese language!
    They will return to New Zealand soon!

  9. That mountain looks as if it has icing susgar sprinkled on it. I love the Swan boat. Have a HAPPY EASTER.

  10. Wonderful photos!

  11. When my nephew was in the navy, he was stationed in Japan. They went to hike Mt. Fuji and he enjoyed it a lot.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  12. Hello, Miyako! I love the gorgeous views of Mt. Fuji and the lake. The Cherry blossoms are lovely too. Awesome captures of the moon. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  13. It is so nice that you still have a friend that long ago and still seeing each other. What a fabulous trip to see Mt. Fuji! I am happy to visit your blog and go away this week-end with happy heart.
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

  14. Hello Miyako. It's a beautiful area. I remember hearing about and seeing photos of Mt. Fuji as a child. I thought it was beautiful then too ;-) I'm glad you got to see it with your long time friend.

  15. Miyako San!
    The Gorageous blossom Koto rever Okamezakura wa totemo kiray des wtaashiwa yahari nihongin desu I hope your ey suragery very soon too your doing very well. I'am very happy to great trip with your friend.
    Mt Fuji are Kanreki 60 years old beautiful your enjoyed for fantastic after night rest for you!
    I hope you having a nice weather's!

  16. Hello Miyako, I just wanted to stop back and say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  17. Wonderful trip Miyako! Mt Fuji is awe-inspiring! Absolutely stunning photography. And of course you are correct, I have seen pictures of it before, but through your eyes it now feels as if I myself have visited it. Thank you for sharing the journey.

    Swans are so beautiful and I'm glad you saw them.. We saw some coots last week on our short getaway -- they are such funny birds.

    And I'm glad you and your friend had a good trip to celebrate the important birthday. No regrets as you age is a good goal (we believe in it as well!)

  18. What a great trip and your photos are gorgeous!

  19. Snow capped Mt Fuji is one of those mountains that I never get sick of seeing photos of it. Always so beautiful. That Swan Boat is an amazing looking thing

  20. What a trip!! Beautiful country, long friendship, and wonderful know how to dazzle our senses!!

    I would like to convey my thanks for your sharing of wonderful birds and photos today and adding your link at I'd Rather B Birdin'. It's always a pleasure visiting with you.

  21. Hello dear Miyako, Gorgeous views of Mt Fuji. I love the birds as well. I'm glad you had a great trip.

  22. How exciting to finally see the great Mount Fuji. Your photos are beautiful.

  23. Nice to have friends from so long ago! Yes, to live in Japan and not to have visited mount Fuji would be a regret:) Love all the angles you took from this beautiful mountain - The one with the ship in the foreground is one of my favorites because of the contrasts!
    Am inviting you to link up with one of these photos to SEASONS, a meme/challenge I started a month ago - any photo during the seasons is great. The link is open from Monday to Wednesday, US Pacific time. Hope to see you there!

  24. Your photos tell their own stories, so no explanation needed!

  25. This is in my bucket list... the place looks so gorgeous and peaceful... Lovely captures.

    Twinkle Eyed Traveller

  26. I just love your photo's of Mt Fuji and have to put this on my travel wish favourite photo is the 4th one looking over the harbour as well.