Our annual adventure, this time we visited the remaining two prefectures, Tottori and Shimane, and went around the San-in region to the westernmost point of Honshu! Some places we just passed through, but we have finally visited all 47 prefectures.v(^_^)w
After 5 nights and 6 days and 2,304 km, we made it home safely. Thank goodness.
1/10 scale Yamato! At the Yamato Museum in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture.
Kanmon Bridge. I did not cross this bridge this time. I would like to go through this bridge next time.
Taken on the street leading out from the parking lot of Kakuenji Temple.
This is a temple on the grounds of Kakuenji Temple, where she used to visit as a child, and was apparently founded in 1698.
This is Bishanohana, the westernmost point of Honshu. 1,236 km from my home.
This is the view of Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge from the mainland side. I parked the bus in the parking lot and took this photo from the end of the bridge. How beautiful the sea is!
This is Tsunoshima Bridge in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Once I visited the island, and on the way back across the bridge, there was a timing when there were no vehicles in front or behind, so I was able to shoot.
This is the parking lot of Nagato Yumoto Onsen. It was lit up and beautiful.
A view of the inside of the restaurant. I bought and ate udon noodles from this vending machine.
This is the Drive-in Nihonkai (old style!), famous for its old vending machines. Across the road, the Sea of Japan was immediately visible.
Dinner was served on the bus, where we bought local food.
This is a street at the foot of the Iwami Ginzan (a mine from which silver was extracted), where people live and still retain the atmosphere of the streets of those days. Above you can see a shrine overlooking the town.
This is Izumo Taisha. It is said that the gods from all over Japan gather here once a year.
This is the Sakai Suido Bridge, which is not far from "Beta-bumi-saka", and this one looks better in terms of architecture.
This is a view from the Shimane Prefecture side, and even in this photo it does not appear to be so angled.
This is the view from the Tottori Prefecture side, commonly known as the "Beta-bumi-saka" (The meaning of a slope that cannot be climbed unless the accelerator pedal is fully depressed) which is known for its steep angle. It does not look so steep from here.
I purchased "Yokai Meodama Oyaji" (Japanese confectionery) at the Yokai Food Laboratory on Mizuki Shigeru Road.
Arrived at JR Sakaiminato Station. At the entrance of the station, there was a large drawing of the Japanese manga "Gegege no Kitaro" and the yokai(ghost) that appear in the manga. Nearby is Mizuki Shigeru Road, a road named after the author.
Leaving the dunes behind, we will drive along the coast to Sakai Port.
Moving on to a hot spring near the dunes... The ocean is beautiful!
On the first day, we drove 668 km and reached Tottori Prefecture. The next morning, we first went to see the Tottori Sand Dunes.
Before the trip, we decided on an approximate course that would take us counterclockwise to the westernmost point of Honshu.