Terraced rice field

  
There are several terraced rice fields in Saga prefecture.

This is one at Hamanoura in Genkai-cho.

You can see the ocean beyond it.

People say it is a nice view, especially with the setting sun.

Those were beautiful original scenes of rural Japan. 

I hope they are preserved.

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Underwater observation tower

  
The Genkai underwater observation tower is found at Hado point.

At adepth of 7 meters, there are windows and you can enjoy looking at many kinds of fishes swimming in the real ocean.

That is fascinating.

And on the deck you can see islands in the Genkai Sea. 

Sightseeing boat

  
The ocean scenery of Yobuko is beautiful.

Yobuko is used to be a whaling town.

There are two sightseeing boats.

One is the Zeela which shaped like a whale and  you can see fishes from windows in the bottom of the boat.

And the other one is the Ikamaru, which goes around showing eroded caves.

I wanted to ride the Ikamaru.

But when I went there, it was cancelled because of rough waters.

I was a little disappointed.

Nijyo castle 

  
A couple months ago, I took my husband’s friends family from America to Nijyo castle in Kyoto.

They understood my easy English, but I couldn’t explain enough about that place.

I wish to improve for next time when I take foreigners around in Japan.

This picture is the garden of Nijyo castle.

The most famous thing is the floor which makes a bird like sound when somebody walks on it. 

Then guards can notice and catch any intruders.