Friday, June 20

Rafting in Japan - Kyoto

During one of my visits to Japan and Kobe after the Great Hanshin Earthquake we had the great honor to participate in our employees annual company trip to Kyoto. Part of the transportation to Kyoto was by boat and River Rafting.
On the Hozugawa river from Kameoka to Kyoto's scenic Arashiyama we were surrounded by stunning sights and the many sounds of nature
On the way to Arashiymaya where the Hozugawa becomes the Kamogawa river, which in turn flows into the Yodogawa river we had time for a break in silent water.

At the Arashiyama Hotel we had hot bath and was dressed in Local Costumes, had a Great Dinner and was singing Karaoke.At bedtime the local "floor sleeping equipment" became a big surprise, and especially the pillow (made of dried rice?) gave us a some sleeping challenges.
The day after we visited the Toei Movie Land and the Samurais, the Golden Tower and the Heian Jingu Shinto Shrine with the great Torii.
Tullens body guard . The Last Samurai.
Eating in Japan is a sitting challenge, but the food is fantastic either you get it in season-colored boxes or in luxury restaurants.To all my colleagues and friends in Japan: Thank you for your great hospitality.

23 comments:

ANNA-LYS said...

Looking Great!!!!!

Came to wish You a

Lovely Midsummer Eve


(( klem ))

Louis la Vache said...

Mme. la Vache is in Tokyo now, visiting her mother and brother!

For Sky Watch over at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo, we have a dance between the moon and the fog at midnight.

mrsnesbitt said...

Awesome, extensive exciting travelling adventures. This blog is such an informative dialogue arneA! Keep it up!

Dxx

AphotoAday said...

What a great trip -- very interesting.
Hope you're having a good Sky Watch Friday !

picturing said...

u have wonderful trip in Japan :D

My SWF in here Thanks

Juliana RW said...

lovely shot. Hope someday i can visit Japan too :D

Mine in here. Thanks

imac said...

Lots of thrills and spills.lol.great shots with lots of fun.

Anonymous said...

very beautiful captures. it was a great trip.

well done with the background

Anemone said...

Jøjje meg for en flott bakgrunn. Skjønner ikke at du får det til jeg... Og i så stor kontrast til dine bilder fra japan i grunn..., men båtene passet jo fint inn der da...

Klem herfra. I dag; blid, med sol og mannfolk. Kan man ha det bedre !!

Daniel J Santos said...

EXCELLENT !!!

GAWO said...

Skal si du er bereist. Mye spennede å lese her. Og så ser jeg at du har vært i en kajakk også. Ikke værst! Da har du jo prøvd helgens forslag. Jeg sier takk for vinforslag fra deg. Det skal jeg prøve ut. Gleder meg alt. Nå mangler jeg bare et godt mattips. :-)

RuneE said...

Takk for rundturen - men jeg skulle gjerne hørt deg i Karaoke...

Old Wom Tigley said...

An excellent post Arnea, with much to see.. it really looked enjoyable... I love the new look of the blog... very good..

Thank you for being a part of Sky Watch this week, your post and comments are much appreciated.
Tom ;O)

Petunia said...

Jeg må si at jeg er mektig imponert over alt dere, du og din kone, har opplevd og alle stedene dere har vært.
Dette kommer fra en traus normann som knapt nok har vært på harrytur til Sverige.
Det første og tredje bildet måtte jeg studere litt nærmere. De kunne faktisk vært malerier. Slik ser det ut på min skjerm. Om ikke akkurat brudeferden i Hardanger, så var det veldig flotte bilder:)
Ha en riktig fin fredagskveld!
Ser du på fotball i kveld eller har du tatt helg på hytten?
Hvem tror du eller håper du vinner EM da? Eller har kanskje favorittene dine allerede reist hjem?

Pernille's ting og tang said...

For noen reiser dere har vært på. Skulle gjerne ha vært med i kofferten deres. Og jeg tror dere lever et innholdsrikt og spennende liv. Så bra! Alt for mange som blir sittende hjemme og nesten blir folstygg som vi kaller det her oppe. Det er en glede å se på bildene dine og lese om de:)

Ha ei kjempekoselig helg:)

No stikker jeg på hytta for å ordne til St.Hans-feiringa på mandag:)

John said...

Dette var en meget bra post.
Takk for turen.
Ha en fin helg.

Jerez said...

Ahh, Japan, a true love of mine, I have enjoyed your tour, takes me back...Isn't Japanese bedding facinating? And Japanese food, I loved it all, except maybe for natto.
Did you have shabu shabu?

Reader Wil said...

This is a very beautiful tour especially if you enlarge the photos. The rafting looks very great. Splendid nature.

ruma2008 said...

Hello ArneA.
Thank you for introducing your wonderful Japanese experience.
I am honored to be able to meet you.

As for the Norwegian friend, you are the first time.
I am glad to have you watch my calligraphy. Thank you.

From the Far East.
Best regards.
ruma

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