2010 May, I went to Hiroshima and Okayama ken.
Takehara city, it was a small old town famous for bamboo forest and old district, I expect to see the old town for later showing to Alex.
I went by Shinkansen, normally I don't ride it, so I reserved the seat to Fukuyama and then transfered to local Takehara.
A local train ran by Setonaikai Ocean very close to the train truck and it was sunny and beautiful.
|Shinkansen is arriving. People who clean inside of the train.|
|See how many train cars the Shinkansen is...|
|Riding on local train by Setonaikai ocean. It was very beautiful.|
|A station post of Tadanoumi Station. The tour guide says, there is a ferry to Okuno Island which there are many wild rabbits there.|
|It is a map of Okuno island. Island itself is a national park, and it used to be deserted island and keep only weapon during the WWII.|
|Takehara Station and the train I rode to came here.|
|It is well know for Kaguya hime princess of bamboo from the bamboo forest there.|
|An old house.|
|Edo period style window frame.|
|It says, when you can hold this zizo, you get a good luck. Unfortunately, it is sooo heavy and I could not hold.|
|A ring in the middle of old town.|
|A gate god is dragon.|
|I remember TV visited this temple too. Actually the old district is not to wide, so you can walk around in an hour.|