Friday, March 27, 2009

Wide View Shinano

To reach Matsumoto city via Nagoya city, there is a express train called 'Wide View Shinano'. The reason for this name I think is because of the size of window/screen this train has. It enables us to enjoy the beauty of the mountainous region in Nagano Prefecture. I even thought it'll be fun to drive in this area despite the curvy route, just to stop here and there to enjoy the view!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Matsumoto Castle, Nagano

Matsumoto, Nagano. A short visit to this city was a valuable one. The center of attention in this city was Matsumoto castle, which is considered as the national treasure. For an average guy like me, the history of this castle is lil bit difficult to digest. However, for others who seek more info, visit here. For me, I enjoyed the view of this castle inside out, which gave me some kind of satisfaction

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Kibune, Kyoto

Cruising without any purpose with Zuru-chan in this area was really awesome. Especially with the chance to be close to nature once again. For 'onsen' lovers, I saw there was an interesting one in Kurama area (the area nearby to Kibune). One of the things that caught my attention was that there was a huge tree with two trunks, but I'm uncertain whether it's one of kind or not!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lake Biwa, Shiga

A visit to Otsu city was just to greet and meet Mr Amir. However, we did manage to drop by 'Lake Biwa' just for the view and the fresh air. Compared to the last time, our location now was near the cruise and yacht site. The view was simply awesome.. (sorry-sorry for not posting for few weeks)