Japan Trip - September 2014 :Warning, many pics

dixondukedixonduke Registered Users Posts: 197 Major grins
edited March 26, 2015 in Journeys
Had the opportunity to travel to Japan with my wife over Labor Day week, we were up in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, and were there for the World Amateur Team Championships. My wife volunteers as a Rules Official / Referee for the USGA and was invited to officiate at this years event, and it was AMAZING.

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I was last in mainland Japan winter 1993 spring 1994, much has changed, but much has stayed the same and was still fairly familiar to me.

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It rained or was heavy overcast just about every day we were there but for a couple of hours on 1 day. This didn't dampen our enjoyment though.

This is my photo essay of our trip.

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This is located a short bus ride and a walk from Karuizawa, it is called the "Shiraito no Taki" which translates to "Waterfall of White Threads".

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This is why we were here.

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For all the golfers out there... have you ever seen one of these before, 733 Yard Par 6 (the men played 786 yards)?

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In town you can get a pedicure for less than 5 bucks.

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Just some random things while walking the street of Karuizawa

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(I liked the Juxtiposation of old vs. new transportation)

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(maybe here too??)

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Bullet Train that we would take up to Nagano or down to Tokyo.

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From Nagano we took a local train up into the mountains to see the Snow Monkeys.

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(some of my favorites).

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The rest of these are sights from in Tokyo mostly from around Sensoji Temple and over at Takeshita Street.

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I got nuttin' (???)

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Well if you made it this far thanks for taking the time to look. I know it is a whole bunch of pictures but it really is only a fraction of what I took.... taking photos are an addiction for me I have come to realize.
Duke

Comments

  • ChrisJChrisJ Registered Users Posts: 2,164 Major grins
    edited September 22, 2014
    Great photo trip journal! I'm particularly envious of your first old picture, since I've never gotten to see Fuji-san without extensive cloud cover. But the rest of your photos are excellent. I've been to Japan four times and it really brings back good memories. I need to go back with my family (and a DSLR!) some day.
    Chris
  • dixondukedixonduke Registered Users Posts: 197 Major grins
    edited October 1, 2014
    Thank you for the feedback Chris, I appreciate it.
    Duke
  • M38A1M38A1 Registered Users Posts: 1,317 Major grins
    edited October 8, 2014
    Really nice series of images presented.

    Those snow monkey's eyes - insane.
  • ian408ian408 Administrators Posts: 21,897 moderator
    edited October 18, 2014
    I've heard of the long holes but never seen a par 6. Admittedly, I don't play a lot of golf though.

    Great tour of Japan! Thank you!
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  • TravelAmyTravelAmy Registered Users Posts: 16 Big grins
    edited March 24, 2015
    Great shots I really love the monkey photos they are super sharp.
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  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub Registered Users Posts: 10,572 Major grins
    edited March 26, 2015
    Monkeys are so cute, thanks for sharing really love to click "large posts warning"
    really looks like interesting place hope to visit someday!
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