This bridge is Akashikaikyoohashi.

It is 3911 meters long, which makes it the longest suspension bridge on Earth. 

It connects between Awajishima island and Kobe in Hyogo prefecture.

There you can walk the Maiko Kaijyo promenade. 

It is 47 meters above sea level, and 150 meters long from land.

The floor is made of glass so you can see a beautiful view of the ocean below. 

Ganryuji temple

Ganryuji temple is located Tanba in Hyogo prefecture.

These are the main images of 88 temples, which are related to Kouboudaishi (Kuukai) in the Shikoku area.

Kouboudaishi is a famous monk of the early Heian era.

This temple’s founder is also him. 

Some Japanese people visit the real 88 temples as pilgrims.

It is called Hachijyuhakkasyo meguri.

Nowadays people walk and visit them to reconsider their own selves.

I thought having stone buddhas of those main images gathered in one place is interesting.  

Japanese Castles


There are many ruins of castles in Japan.

This is Kumamoto castle.

It was built in around 1607, and rebuilt in 1960.

You can see Kumamoto city from the keep.

It is a nice castle to visit.

This is Hiroshima castle.


This is Ogura castle in North Kyusyu.


And this is Himeji castle in Hyogo prefecture.

This photo is from the time I visited when Himeji castle was under restoration.

After about 5 years of restoration, the keep was opened from March of 2015.  

I think it is also a nice castle.