広島県: More from Hiroshima pref.

2605-bloomOh darn! It’s been a whole year since I packed my bags and went on my best trip ever for three months. Where has the time gone!?

I told you in the last blog that I went to my Japanese family in Hiroshima. My Japanese mom and dad went road trippin’ with me for a few days — just casually sightseeing and having a relaxing weekend as both of them work hard during the week.

This day we went to their farmhouse (see the pictures from last time here) and to pick up grandma from the airport — later we would watch a women’s team volleyball qualification rounds for the Olympics on the telly. It was all just very chilled out. Near Hiroshima airport is a beautiful Japanese garden which had a sort of little-fishies-expo (?!) that was unbelievable satisfying. So this blog will be a bit of a jumble of pictures from that relaxing day.

2605hrshm 1 farmhouse farmhouse1Sankeien (literally “three views garden”) is a large traditional style garden called “Chisenkai-yushiki Teien”. The garden was constructed to celebrate the opening of Hiroshima Airport in 1993. It was designed to look like the mountains and canyons of Hiroshima, and the scenery of the Seto Inland Sea. The garden (en 園) is divided into three (san 三) different views(kei 景); the mountain zone that takes advantage of its nature, the country zone, and the ocean zone.

koi 2605-garden 2605-fishiess 2605-split 2605-fishies The little fishies expo was amazing. I still don’t really know what this phenomenon is called, we talked a lot about this on the day. I loved how relaxing and simple it was.

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These couple of days in the Hiroshima and (technically also Yamaguchi) prefecture were wonderfully relaxing. But I’m not there yet…! Next up is yet another visit to Miyajima. I think it’s one of my favourite spots in Japan. Until soon folks! x

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