2018年5月28日星期一

綠悠四國 • 愛媛 《夏》 {今治市 - Imabari} ~今治市 大三島 大山衹神社~寫意的單車之旅 由四國出發跨過瀨戶內海





 ********



******












*******


玫瑰園







*******













*******

大山祇神社





 大門外



 
  這家神社特別一提 的不是其建築, 
而是社內的古神樹.

 

最知名的便是這一棵中央穿一個大洞的千年古樹.

******






 ********

遊覽時間
基本上 今治市 至 大三島 大約40km, 只需時4小時。
但如果好像我一般走 繞道 到 玫瑰園 又 大山衹神社 又踏回去,我共花了9.5小時…
所以建議 大家作好路線規劃再決定出發時間,不然要好像我們來回走了80km…


交通散策
有見大家都不是運動健將,有 渡船/巴士 服務 從 大三島 回到 今治市,
請注意時間表 ,不然到你後悔了…

2017年9月9日星期六

Kyushu {#3 Kumamoto } ~ The Lovely Castle and Emperial Ground ~


As the 3rd biggest city in Kyushu, Kumamoto has a structured and contemporary city planning with skyscrappers and modern streets. The famous Kumamoto Castle is also listed as the best 3 castle in Japan as well.

********

Kumamoto Castle

The green green moat ♡

The greatest castle of all ~~
People seem so small against it ☆
This is definitely the biggest one i ever seen.

The castle is relatively tall and requires quite of a climb.



You can see the main building off whereever you are climbing lol

A hundred year-old Gingko Tree
It will become extraordinarily beautiful in the Yellow Fall


The superb gigantic and complex structure model☆

Sadly enough the main building is just a concrete built one.
Inside is simply exhibition of weapons and paintings.

The city model shows a well blend with the old Edo town. 

It is quite interesting to see the castle and surroundings are well-preserved in green where a distinctive green boundary could be observed against the skyscrappers.


*********

What's special about Kumamoto Castle is not the main building where most of the castles in Japan remained and preserved, but the original Empire Residence.

The great ceiling of the reception hall.
Engraved with sophisticated gold details


A detail introduction of carpenter work.
The very importance of Japanese old architecture is the building techniques of not using nails but just wood itself.



********
Former Hosokawa Residence
 (舊細川刑部邸) 

I didn't know this spot until it comes into package with the castle combo ticket.
Walking to the Former Hosokawa Residence from the castle takes about 15 minutes.

Introducing you to the place is the miniature of the grand avenue (?!) , natural and contemporary, but too much mosquitos in some sense... 


I love this simple but contemporary  japanese garden♡








This building complex is unexpectedly huge. 
If i were to design my own house, this little deck must be in it. 

And the big kitchen on the dirt.

 ********

Time arrangement
Around 1 day

Access
Kumamoto City Tram
The one day pass is cheap at the cost at ¥500~

Related Stations
Kumamoto Castle 熊本城 @ Kumamoto Castle Station (熊本城・市役所前)
Former Hosokawa Residence 舊細川刑部邸 @ Sugidomo Station (杉塘)

********



Previous Station

 The Volcanic Land

Next station

#4 Nagasaki - 長崎
The Westernized City of Atomic Bomb

Back to  Kyushu  Main Page