Great Weekend and Great Holiday in Japan.
I really love the number of holidays here in Japan. They give me a good chance to travel around and see more of this beautiful country that I now call home. Last weekend I drove to Fukui. It was a long trip but also a lot of fun. The Japanese countryside is quite enjoyable to pass through with the green fields of rice and the old-styled houses. I often drive to different places here and really enjoy my time on the road. For me, seeing mountains while driving is something that I will always have an appreciation for. I also like to stop at the many rest stops on the highway so I can shop for local foods and treats. This one that I stopped at had a very nice view behind it.
In Fukui I want to Tojinbou. It is an amazing place to see…and a little scary because it was so high up. But I still walked out and looked over the edge and took this picture. There were a lot of people so it was a little crowded but was still a nice way to relax…when not standing too close to the edge.
A Temple visit
I stayed one night there and the next day I visited Eiheji. It was incredibly beautiful and very peaceful surrounded by forest. The temple is Really large and you can enter and have a tour for only ￥500. Because I love photography, I took many pictures both inside the temple and of the scenery around the complex.
I had a lot of fun last weekend traveling to Fukui, driving through the mountains and being close to the sea. With the many government holidays here I am really looking forward to seeing many more beautiful and interesting places.
Smith’ School of English Kyobashi
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