Sunday, August 8, 2010

Japan Trip 18-25.12.2009 - Place Visited & Street View Part 2

One of the famous shrine in Kyushu. This house a rest place for the generals that visit the shrine. There are pebbles on the ground, this is to prevent there are ninjas getting near the house to assassinate the generals.

This is the staircase to the shrine. The generals and his family will stay a night in the house shown above before starting to pray in the morning.

The shrine

All the stalls were covered and was getting ready for their new years

This park wasn't in our schedule, but our tour guide brought us along as it is on our way to other place. And we had known from the local store owner, we are the 1st oversea tours that went to the park!!!

The natural water falls in the park

Vending machines that was just outside the local store

One of the famous hot spring in Japan

Scene inside of the hot spring park

Steams are every where in the hot spring park

Tour around the town. The white gases was in fact steams from the hot spring. The geographic of the town was so unique that, all the house hold were connected with the hot water from the hot spring. In other words, all the residents there literally had their own private hot spring connected to their house.

Sewerage cover found randomly on the street

Underground shopping street

An active volcano. We stopped by there for a pit stop rest, and on scene, the volcano was giving out a lot of dust smoke. Then the next day, our tour guide said that the local government had issued and warning that the volcano is once again active and may erupt in the possible future.

A famous castle in Sakurai Jima

A very nice a solid castle that was standing there since a few hundred years ago.

On a hill in Skurai Jima looking down to the town

On a hill in Skurai Jima looking down to the town

An active volcano just opposite the town of Sakurai Jima

At a central park in Sakurai Jima

A volcano in Mount Aso

On our way up to Mount Aso

Our room in Mount Aso, a quite commercialised hotspring. There was a lot of international tourist there.

Morning scene of the room. Looked like and igloo...

The hotel that was near the Hard Rock Cafe

The Fukuoka Dome, taken from my hotel room window. That night, there was a SMAP concert there in the dome, and we kinda suspected that we were staying in the same hotel with SMAP that night!!!!

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