Friday, August 21, 2009

summer vacation


There are a lot of small falls and much water around Kinugawa.
We didn't have any plans. So we decided to go to Ryuoukyo that my husband came up with.
Getting to the parking lot an old lady with umbrella leaded the car.
Pulling over as she leaded, we found out that she was a lady at the cafeteria around there not attendants of parking lot.
She looked like a witch and said " We keep having cold water and we'll wait for you.
We didn't imagine what a wonderful place Ryuokyo was.
There was much green and there were small ponds and spring water ran from the top of mountains. This spring water was rivers and falls and fell down to the pale green river among the white valley.
Mizubasho grow up at the part of the place. So you can enjoy seeing them in spring.
My sister's husband said " When the leaves change color, let us come back here." while laughing.
There are lots of place that you can enjoy walking but it seems difficult for really old men.
When we got back to the parking lot, an man spoke to my sister. He said " Why don't you eat shaved ice?" to her.
He kept speaking to her and insisted on buying it and said "You should eat it. Cause you look almost like getting sunpoisoning.
Actually my sister had decided to buy it. But she didn't buy it since the man pushed her too
much. Relationships could be the same as business. Pushing too much is not good for them.
We passed through the shop and went to the parking lot. Then the woman who spoke to us
before we went to the falls. She said “ We have cold water for you. Come to our place!”
Probably many people used to go traveling to Kinugawa by companies’ trip.
There are old big hotels that aren’t used anymore.
I understand people at shops and cheap restaurants spoke to us many times.


Rajesh said...

Interesting location. The snap is beautiful.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a very interesting place. Your photos are beautiful. I am glad you had a nice time.

Maria said...

Your photo is very beautiful. What a wonderful trip you made! I think it will be very beautiful in autumn, too!
I looked Ryuoukyo up in Wikipedia and read something about the hot springs and the tourist boom there in the 1970s.
Have a nice Sunday, Aya!

Pietro said...

Ayamlin, the picture is really lovely, a nice scenery with those little white clouds in the blue sky! I'm glad you had a good time in Ryuoukyo!
About yor question on my blog's name, no, it has nothing to do with the monument of the post!
Have a very good week ahead! :-)

Louise said...

What a beautiful place. I would want to get IN, not have shaved ice!