|Mt Bandai, Fukushima|
|Lake Hibara which is apparently a mesotrophic lake, formed when Bandai san errupted|
in the late 1800s.
|We took the the road around the back of Bandai san to Yonezawa, Route 2, via Lake Hibara. |
The road is a bikers paradise, snaking its way up and around and down Tohachiyama
|Bandai National Park|
|Still snow in the mountains|
The Bandai area borders Yamagata prefecture, and we rode up towards the flat farmland of
Yonezawa, and north along route 287 before rejoining the expressway that goes to Futasui.
|A late blooming sakura at a michi no eki south of Ohe machi.|
|Yamagata farmland. This would have been covered in snow when I was up there in March.|