Saturday, May 08, 2010

Driving Through Western Japan

Golden week cmae with a golden opportunity...to join a friend on his cross-country drive to his hometown near Hiroshima. In all we must have covered about 2500km drive through Western Japan - Izumo, Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures.

Beautiful, undulating hills and mountains blanketed with thick forests, highways cutting through innumerable tunnels and picturesque little towns...

Some pics from the 8-day journey.

The longest one noted - 3300m
A Soba-noodle shop cum railway station at Kamidake

 Koi (carp) flags across a river

 Car-parking at Izumo Shrine

 Straw festoons at Izumo Shrine

Japan Sea - rough and choppy


 Lone angler

 More and more tunnels

 Railway line hugging the beach





Shop-front in Tsuwano town, Shimane Prefecture

Tsuwano Church

Tsuwano

Tsuwano

 To Yamaguchi

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