Saturday, February 13, 2016

A view in the hills

I took a photo of my family.

But it was not always that easy.

Unless you queued up

And paid for it.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The City of Gifu

The banks of the river running through Takayama were lovely - but the bird in the background did not move...

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Kokubunji Temple

There is also a beautiful gingko tree here.

Situated just 5 minutes walk from the Station, this is the oldest temple in Takayama. It was originally built in 746 by Emperor Shomu as one of several provincial temples dedicated to the peace of the nation but the original temple was burnt down. The oldest surviving building, the wooden Main Hall, dates from the 16th century. The three-storied pagoda was constructed in 1821 and standing by it is a gingko tree said to be 1,200 years old. Among the temple’s treasures are a precious sword said to have belonged to the Heike family and Heian-period wooden status of Yakushi Nyorai and Kannon.Open 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. daily, except January 1. Admission:¥300

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo and Facial Fitness

Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest pitch for a Japanese facial fitness product

This is certainly different - I wonder how much he received for this?