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JAPAN TOUR - SPRING 2014

 

at SFO leaving for Osaka                                                   in Osaka with rail passes                                                waiting for bullet train

                                                                                   at Kenrokoen Garden in Okayama

      

Okayama Castle                                                Man hole cover                                            Diner in Chinese Restaurant 

                                                         

 

                 at Peace Park in Hiroshima

   

above and below is Shukkein Garden in Hiroshima

 
 

above and below;  on Miyajima enjoying eysters and treated to dance for wedding party / lower right is garden in craft museum

 

climbing up to and visiting Bitchu Matsuyama Castle in Takahashi

 

samurai houses in Takahashi

 

   Kurashiki 

 
The Shibori Museum in Arimatsu                                                                                            vvvvvvvvThe Miho Museum
   

at the Yuzen Textile Center

    

garden at Nijo Castle                                    garden at Heian Shrine                                        guides with locals at Frueaikan craft festival

  

feeding the sacred deer in Nara                                    Kasuga Taisha in Nara

 

                                                                                         Byodoin in Uji

 

photos above and that follow are of our show and tell night where guests describe what they found in the flea market at Toji Temple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

above and below:  our visit to Orinasukan

 

 

 

our visit to the Shibori Museum

 

                        Hakone Glass Forest

 

Hakone Outdoor Museum                                                         Fujiya hotel and garden

 

Entrance to Kubota Museum                    The following 10 photos were captured during our visit to the Tokyo-Edo Outdoor Museum

 

                     above and below:   our fabulous sayonara diner

 

our monorail ride on departure day

 
 

Guide Jerry with his "follow me flag"             Guide Carol in a fire coat at Aizenkobo                          at the Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum