Since my photo shooting skill is increasing day by day, I would like to show my photos with captions in this post. This time, I took many photos during my walking because there were many photogenic spots such as old houses, large tea plantation, small spring flowers on the road and even the Lake Hamana. In fact, it was our first time that we walked through for 3 days! Total about 75km long journey was very impressive as exhausting as well. I and my mother’s walking tour is still on the way to go!
We took a bus for an hour from Shizuoka Station to the previous bus stop where we stopped walking before.
Fujieda is known as a city of soccer. We often saw flags and posters on which are written some local soccer team’s name. In fact,Shizuoka area has many soccer teams
We often see Shotengai(Japanese style shopping street) during our Tokaido walking. However, most of Shotengai are very quiet.
What we see often on Tokaido: Futon (Japanese bed) shops, hairsalons and Wagashi (Japanese confectionery).
On the way of Tokaido, you see the drawings on the manholes change in each city. 藤枝 City (Fujieda, 藤 means wisteria,枝 means branch.)seems that it is famous for wisteria.
We happened to find some branches of wisteria.
On the way of Tokaido, sometimes we see the plastic bags of Mikan(mandarin orange) or vegetables which are cultivated in a farm. *one plastic bag contains more than 10 mandarin oranges and is mostly sold for about 100yen)
What you will see very often in Shizuoka is beer cans which had cut. All the cans decorated by each house look very similar.Is it for avoiding crows? When wind blews, they spin very fast.
We bought two bento boxes at the seven eleven, and sat down nearby a small river. JR Tokaido train has passed when we were eating, whose vehicles were shorter than the ones we see normaly.
What we see on the Tokaido #2. It’s “a vending box” which sells fresh eggs and vegitables -not a vending machine. It was my first time that I saw someone come to buy something there.
Shrine. On Tokaido, we frequently see some shrines which enshrines something.
What is this?
To be honest, when I am interesting in taking photos is when taking photos of old houses and buildings which nobody knows how to use.
We arrived at Tenryu river.
Something. I took it very well didn’t I?
The water of Tenryu river is clear, and pebbles were very white.
We’ve accrossed many rivers on the Tokaido since autumn last year. It’s already in May and “children’s day” is coming soon.
Why are there so many “bus stops” at the same spot?
In the area of “Ishidatami Chaya”(“Ishidatami” means stone-paved alleys, “Chaya” means old word for cafe.) I was becoming a little bit tired, so I ordered a cup of plum-jam icecream.
I took a photo of her/him because I thought it would be photogenic. This cat kept following us afterward.
It was getting dark when we walked almost 30 km. After I took this picture, we went to a Yakiniku restaurant before we headed to the hotel.