Monday, 14 January 2008

pagoda at night...

was difficult to focus in the dark!!! but it was soo beautiful!

Sunday, 13 January 2008


i arrived in japan for the first time on 13th of january 1999, and my most vivid memory was waiting for someone to come and meet us at narita airport was cold and we were when we found a vending machine selling hot cans of sweet milky tea you can imagine our was delicious!! japanese really do love their soft drinks you can get all kinds of teas, coffees, soups and juices hot and cold... quite a luxury ☆

Saturday, 12 January 2008

5 tier pagoda

at mt haguro.. really is a magical place, especially so in winter, not many people around and the trees feel even more silent than ever..

Friday, 11 January 2008

Thursday, 10 January 2008

boiled angle fish liver...

to my surprise was absolutely delicious, the most creamy non-diary food i have ever eaten...

Monday, 7 January 2008


i can't say how peaceful it was walking through these giant trees in the snow..

Sunday, 6 January 2008

top of haguro...

busy with people making prayers for the new always impressed by the huge bell in it's own little house..

Saturday, 5 January 2008

nearly at the top...

of mt haguro...lucky for us the rain, snow and hail stopped and the sky turned blue : )

Friday, 4 January 2008

じじ様木 old man tree..

5 tier pagoda at mt haguro, another of the holy mountains in this area, pagoda is made in traditional style using no nails...pretty is big, as are the trees surrounding it....this one wearing the rope is about 1100 years old!

Wednesday, 2 January 2008


on the very top of mt zao, the gaurdian of travellers...

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Hapy New Year..

started off this one very nicely on the mountain.. : ) hope you all have a wonderful year ☆