Sunday, September 4, 2011

Ibaraki

The BER month just started. And while almost everyone is looking forward for my birthday (just kidding), for the holidays of course, I am anticipating the arrival autumn. It's still my favorite season. If only we could have it for a year.

maple

Last year, together with my fellow expats, we went to Ibaraki Prefecture to see a more colorful fall than that of Tokyo's. It was a long ride from Chiba but it was a much longer ride from Kawasaki. No complaints whatsoever especially with this view shouting Irasshaimase! (いらっしゃいませ!) Welcome to Ibaraki! to us.


ibaraki

the weeds of summer
paving way to royalty
autumn's enchantment

Our first stop was at Ryujin Great Suspension Bridge. It is suspended 100 meters above Ryujin Dam. The walk on the other side of the bridge is enough to lose some unwanted fats.

Above

suspension

Below

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Took a quick lunch or else we're going to miss the bus to Fukuroda Falls. Lots of tourists were already there making it difficult to take photos of this majestic falls. We squeezed our way to the center and was able to take some souvenir shots.

tourists

Ibaraki is a paradise in orange and brown. A must-visit place especially during autumn season. I heard that some parts of it were affected during the March 11 earthquake but hopefully I hope everything's back to normal.

muse

I shall see you again, autumn. Very soon.

/totomai
09/04/2011

28 comments:

  1. Autumn will always be a romantic season for me. So maghanap ka na ng ka-date. hahaha :D

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  2. haha. nag adverstise na nga ako. haha

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  3. Lovely Haiku and photos. You have a lovely blog.


    Mrlanie

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  4. I LOVE fall too, most of all. Your photos are spectacular! No colors like that here yet, in BC Canada.

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  5. Thanks Geraldine :-)

    @MMT, indeed

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  6. How lovely the sceneries are. :)

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  7. Beautiful autumn haiku and pictures...

    I love autumn too ..happy day ~

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  8. @Val, salamat :-) visit Japan

    @Heaven, both happy and sad. Strange season lol

    @Amanda, thanks!

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  9. what a beautiful area!
    also my favorite season, can not wait for the heat and the allergies to subside

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  10. Thanks Blossom! I like spring too but yeah boo to allergies

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  11. super ganda nman jan...ninong, pede sa oct next year, pa-sponsor naman, hahaha...

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  12. Autumn's enchantment.. like that ending! Well said :)

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  13. Gorgeous welcome! The colours sure look like they are fit for royalty! Loved your pictures!

    My OSI Post - Dandelions

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  14. @Aidash, kaya niyo na yan haha.

    @Leo, thanks.

    @Nanka, autumn always amazes me

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  15. I love autumn too... we don't have it here in the Philippines, but I was blessed to be in New York and West Virginia one autumn and it was really wonderful to see all the vibrant colors of nature.
    I love your blog... beautiful pictures!

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  16. Thanks madmader :-) I visited Indianapolis once and it was autumn then. :) Salamat

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  17. Beautiful pictures sir! :) San pala kayo sa Japan? :)

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  18. Very nice post. I love the photo presentation with a touch of poetry thrown in here and there. I am starting a photography and poetry challenge called 'A Picture Speaks'. I want to invite you to submit an entry. I do hope you decide to do so. Great job!

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  19. Sure, Ejai, will try :-) Thanks!

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  20. Marvelous shots as always Totomai... idol!!! hehehe...

    Tani may fall man di sa Pinas... hehehe...

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  21. Amazing moments in Ibaraki... wish one day I'll be there.. thanks for share with us.

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  22. Lovely shots sir Totomai. The browns and oranges you shared really warmed up my soul. Wish I'll be able to visit Ibaraki in the future.

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  23. @Mark, tani no...

    @Raja, thanks

    @Sumi, my favorite season is autumn

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  24. I am extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one today..

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