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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Short Trip : Day 3 in Kiyosato, Yamanashi

Short Trip : Day 3 (22 Nov, 2008) in Kiyosato, Yamanashi.
We had plan to visit to toy and picture book museum in Karuizawa, but I heard from Fiona that Kiyosato (Yamanashi Pref.) is not so far from Karuizawa, so we just changed our plan, then we started to go to Kiyosato where I wanted to go one day!

Actually I was sleepy and was almost going to sleep, but AJ woke me up every time when the beautiful scene appeared to take photos.
These mountains are called Yatsugatake, they had snow on top and looked very beautiful!!










Fiona told me that in the middle of way to Kiyosato, there is fun farm called "Takizawa Bokujo (farm)", so we tried to go there!
Here it is, Takizawa farm! It's like Western farm, isn't it!

Just after saw this tractor, my son wanted to ride on!
Here is a little farmer!

Even in the very cold weather, my husband wanted to try to taste fresh ice cream there, lol
I can't believe his big appetite, as always...

I also tried to ride on a tractor, like a child...

There were some farm animals, sweetie said "what's this smell??? it's stinky!" (lol)


But soon he became friends with goat.
The goat licked his hand and he was so excited, but most excited part was... when he saw that goat had sh*t (lol, sorry, I don't know exact and correct word of it...) just in front of him!
He so laughed to see them in person! That was funny!



After Takizawa farm, we drove up to Kiyosato, and here is the view from Kiyosato.
Can you see the Mt. Fuji far behind???






























Here are some photos of Seisen-Ryo in Kiyosato.
The view from there was nice, but not so interested in other facilities (only my opinion, though!)...



There are some restaurants, accommodation, factory of jam and bread, etc... also a farm.



We drove down to around the station and ate Soba, but it was not nice... (lol)


Then we really missed Kastanie's meals...

Around the station, there were very quiet, most of shops were closed and I even felt sad atmosphere...
Because the winter is coming???



On the way home, we could see Mt. Fuji again.
Anyway, we drove back to our home safely, thanks to hubby.
It was very very nice trip! We would love to go there again to see them!



As soon as I arrived at home, I realized how tired I was.
So now I have been recovering, actually I have backache from the last day of our trip, so I will go to see a doctor tomorrow.
I hope it's just a muscular pain...

Thank you for your visit and thanks for your comments!


I appreciate for them a lot.

Take care and Happy Stitching!


22 comments:

Carol R said...

Wonderful photos Yuko - I almost feel I am there with you! I really want to win the lottery so I can your beautiful country for myself!

Nancy said...

I enjoyed sharing your journey with you through your beautiful photos! Japan is a pretty country, and I am glad you had a nice time Yuko. Your little sweetie is adorable!

Caro said...

It's beautiufull, and you had a sunny weather !

I don't know a child who don't love tractors, lol, my 2 years old nephew is like your son !

Andrea said...

Beautiful photos. I have enjoyed viewing and reading about your mini-break.
I had a toy tractor and trailer when I was a child. Mum said a girl couldn't have a tractor, but Dad said if I wanted one I could have one! Good old Dad!

Julie said...

Thank you for sharing the lovely pics of your trip Yuko.

Susimac said...

Thankyou so much for sharing the photos of your wonderful trip - how lovely it has been for you all and to meet your friends again.

Hope the back ache mends quickly ((HUGS))

Irene said...

Wonderful pictures. Glad you made the trip, sounds like a great time was had by all. Hope the back is better.

Theresa said...

Beautiful scenery!!!! It is such a great trip!!!

Idê said...

Hajimemashite, Brazil no Hideko desu.Subarashi site missete arigatou.

Anonymous said...

thank you for sahring this beatiful moment with us. We travel a lot and I appréciate to discover a piece of japan !
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Susan said...

I love all your pictures, Yuko. Thanks for sharing such details of your lovely trip - I've been following your adventure each day, but haven't had the opportunity to comment until now.

I hope the trip help your with your depression. {{{hugs}}}

Mãe da Rita said...

Thanks for sharing your nice trip with us, I loved to see those beautiful images of nature (we use to think of Tokyo when we think of Japan but, off course, there's more than it!). What a lovely boy! Hugs!MJ

Wendy said...

It sounds like a wonderful vacation for you, Yuko! And great pictures too, thank you for sharing them with us. It was great to 'see' you!!!

Rachel said...

Yet again, you take the most beautiful photos!! Your son is so cute riding the tractor ;)

Hopefully one day I'll be about to take a vacation in Japan. It seems like a beautiful place to visit!

angie said...

Lovely pirctures, Yuko!! It's been a fantastic trip. It's the first time I can see Mt Fuji in "real " pictures instead of on TV, magazines...

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your pictures are so nice. Thanks for sharing with us. I especially love Mt. Fuji, it is magnificent!!!

speedycat11 said...

I,like many in Americans, have the image in our mind of Japan as the street scenes of Tokyo only and not this lovely scenery. This looks more to me like Switzerland then Japan! What a wonderful trip this must have been. So nice to get away for a bit with just your little family. All the photos are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.
Jennifer in Ohio

Hazel said...

I have loved looking at all your beautiful photos of your trip. It looks wonderful and a very special trip you will remember forever. Thanks for sharing them. xx

Wali said...

My family live in Yamanashi. I'm happy to see the snow on the mountain. I saw it in August 2007. It's so beautiful ! Thank you for these pictures!

Cindy said...

Your pictures are beautiful! It sounds like you had a great trip.

Hope you are feeling better :)

Anna Maria said...

Dear Yuko, thanks for beautiful photo of your country.
I love your blog (and your stitch).

A little kiss from Milan- Italy

Lillie said...

Thank you for sharing those lovely pictures of your trip and you are a pretty lady :)