Next year Dakigaeri Gorge, which I haven't been to, and Kosaka, which I haven't been to for years are on my to do list.
|The Hanaoka Peace Memorial|
|A shrine near Yuze gorge|
|Hiro's aunt drinking water from the spring near the gorge|
|Beware Bears and Bees...|
In this area, I'd take take a bear sign seriously.
|The walking path marked with fireflies.|
|Walking to Hachimantai station -|
a short and very easy walk
|Yuze Gorge and the Yoneshiro River which|
runs through Hiro's uncle's rice farm much further downstream
... stunningly beautiful, though there are a few houses around.
|Goshogake. We went last year as well, but I love it.|
Hiro's aunt from Tochigi was up & hadn't been there for