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Old February 10th, 2009, 02:18 AM   #81
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nice...so cool
I saw your posts in Turkey forum many times..
By the way the project is well nice..
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Old March 25th, 2009, 11:50 AM   #82
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Fukuoka

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Fukuoka where my grandparents live.


Mount koya

field near my grandfathers house

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Old April 28th, 2009, 09:21 AM   #84
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A few weeks ago, I had holidays in Okinawa. So I'd like to share my pics from there. As always, sorry for the poor quality.

Flying from Haneda...
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I saw Mount Fuji from a plane.
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Nmyachi! I first went to Miyako Island.
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Cape Higashihenna
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After I visited the cape, it started to rain. Heavily.

Rural road in Miyako.
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Kurima Bridge, linking Miyako and Kurima Islands.
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Nagama Beach, Kurima.
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Thanks to the bad weather, the beach was completely "private".
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The main (only) settlement of Kurima
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Viewing Miyako from Kurima. The observatory was again unmanned - All you can hear is the sound of ocean waves and rain.
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Kurima Bridge from the same observatory.
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Unmanned fruits stand
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The famous Yonaha Maehama Beach, without anyone but rain.
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It was still raining on the next morning.

Ikema Bridge, linking Miyako and Ikema Islands. (But what you are seeing on this photo is Ogami Island.)
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Ikema Bridge on early morning
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Going around Ikema Island
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Back to Miyako
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Cape Nishihenna, not far from Ikema Bridge.
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Sunayama Beach
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Unfortunately, Miyako Islands were nothing but raining.

After Miyako, I flew further southwest - to Ishigaki Island.
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Luckily, the rain was gone in Ishigaki.

I used this as a main transportation in the islands. Boy was it tiring! This one is electrically power-assisted, but honestly, a normal bicycle without a battery would have been much easier.
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Shisa guard every building, even modern apartments.
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Unlike Miyako, Yaeyama Islands (Ishigaki and the surroundings) do not have long bridges. They are linked by frequent ferries instead.
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I went to Taketomi Island, 10 minutes by ferry from Ishigaki.
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Kondoi Beach, Taketomi. The beach was breathtakingly beautiful. My pics don't do justice here at all. It was much better on real sight.
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The main town of Taketomi. The island is known for preserving traditional Okinawan scenery.
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Nagomi no To (Tower of Relaxation), which you can't relax at all. The stairs are as steep as ladder, and the box is just large enough for one person.
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But the view from the tower is great.
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In the town, there is Kihoin, the sourthernmost Buddhist temple in Japan. It's also the museum of the island.
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The enterance, or rather the whole museum (which is just one large room), was unmanned. You are to put the entrance fee here.
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The description said these are 300-400 years old. ...This island is too peaceful to have the concept of security, I guess.
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Kaidadi, the original ideograph once used in the islands.
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An utaki (shrine) in Taketomi. In Okinawa, Buddhist temples are rare. Instead, you see terribly many shrines of the local belief (which isn't named).
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Graveyard in Okinawa has the style similar to that of China.
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Back to Ishigaki:

730 crossing, the city central.
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Southern Gate Bridge over the Port of Ishigaki.
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The southernmost urbanity of Japan, viewed from the bridge.
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On the next day, I went to Hateruma Island, 1 hour by ferry from Ishigaki.
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Streets looked very tranquil. Taketomi looked a little like a theme park, but this relatively remote island had more rural touch, in a positive way.
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Where's Amami?
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Riding on a bicycle, I got lost into a farm, and made many goats scared.
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But after 30 minutes, I managed to visit Cape Takana-zaki, the sourthernmost cape of the island.
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Hateruma is the sourthenmost inhabited island of Japan, so it means...

We are at the south end of the (Japanese) world!
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It seems this place, a few hundred meters westward from the cape, is farther south. Or is this place actually the cape?
Anyway, this point is the farthest south you can normally visit in Japan.
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Now going to the northern shore of the island, to the famous Nishi-hama Beach.
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Nishi-hama Beach
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Back to Ishigaki:

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Kabira Bay
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A view from a glass bottom boat in the bay
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Cats in Kabira
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Cape Ugan-zaki
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No, this is not me.
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The city of Ishigaki, viewed from Panna-dake observatory.
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"Beaware of Habu snakes!", at Panna-dake Forest Park.
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...But I really didn't expect to see one! Fortunately for me, he was busy eating a poor frog, so didn't bother a careless human.
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On the next morning, I went to Iriomote Island, 45 minutes by ferry from Ishigaki. It started to rain, though not that heavily.
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Barasu, a tiny deserted island off shore Iriomote. This pic shows roughly 80% of the whole island.
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It is entirely made of dead corals, gathered by the stream.
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And I snorkelled there.
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After that, I road a boat on Urauchi river, which is famous for mangloves and water falls. (But I didn't have enough time to see the latter.)
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On the next morning, I went to northern Ishigaki. But it was raining so heavily. (And I was riding a scooter!)
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Cape Hirakubo under scarely rain.
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After that, I went to mainland Okinawa (Shuri Castle), and then back to Tokyo. However, I don't have pics of them - Because my camera was broken thanks to the heavy rain!

I can't say I enjoyed the trip all the day, but the scenery was undoubtedly great - if the weather were nicer, that is. One good thing was it was not crowded at all, unlike in summer.
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Fantastic trip! So beautiful
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Wow! I've always wanted to get to Ishigaki... these pictures really make me want to go now! Amazing!
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Thanks for the set of pictures, I wish I could go there next summer
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The place where Nihonkitty's grandparents live, looks like a good rural town of Japan.
The climate must be good too.


And Okinawa photos FML took look so beautiful even if it was raining..
Like in Hokkaido, you will need to drive a car to get around, right? I hope I'll be able to see those beautiful islands myself too
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thanx, FML
I really enjoyed the photo tour!
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Thank you all for the comments!

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Like in Hokkaido, you will need to drive a car to get around, right?
Yes. You should learn from me. Don't use scooters/bicycles when raining!
Hokkaido still does have a limited amount of public transport, but Sakishima Islands (Miyako+Yaeyama) of Okinawa seriously lack them, so you always need to drive in larger islands. For smaller islands such as Taketomi or Hateruma, you'll just use a bicycle.
Mainland Okinawa is a different story, as it has a good network of bus, as well as a monorail line. But it'd be still more convenient to drive when you want to go to the rural north.

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Yes, you defneatly should go there on summer. Even though it's more expensive and crowded, it's at least sunny. I want to go there again on June or September/October next year, when the price is still not high.
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Thanks for your advice! I think I'll rent a car or bike when I visit those islands.
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I must say that those cities in this thread are very nice, awesome
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Yoronjima (与論島) is one of the Amami Islands of Japan. Yoron lies 22 km north of Hedo Point, the northernmost point on Okinawa Island. Situated along the line between the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean, it is the southernmost island in Kagoshima Prefecture.







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thanx!

you guys in Okinawa are now enjoying swimming

beautiful Okinawa sounds!

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Thank you for the photo report FML. From the settlements with the cats in the streets to the mangroves, good report. The mangroves and coralls are very idyllic as far as tropical places.

I suppose the map without Amami is an old one?

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I guess you should not play too much with the biosphere :P .
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I went by train from Tokyo to Nagasaki today and I got to say the ride on the Kamome from Hakata to Nagasaki was quite an interesting and very scenic ride trough the rice fields and the along the coast.
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Cool. I hope you will enjoy your country's replica (Huis Ten Bosh) in Nagasaki too.
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Maybe, if I won't have anything else to do any more on my last day here or something. But I did do some real Dutch history today by visiting Dejima Island, the old Dutch trading post during the Sakoku period.

I also went to most of the Atomic Bomb memorial sites, that was impressive and it was also strange to realize that I was walking in an area that was actually completely destroyed. It was even crazier to see the sheer number of groups of school kids walking around after their teachers or guides, I never said hello so many times to so many school kids.
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Fukuoka where my grandparents live.
Fukuoka is actually a nice city. It was ranked among the top cities in Asia several years back.
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Fukuoka is actually a nice city. It was ranked among the top cities in Asia several years back.
Long time no see...yeah it's nice. I guess it's not ranked up there anymore?
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