Night View

Even if a daytime view goes unnoticed, the same view gives us some impression in the nighttime. This time, I show you such night views.

When I go on a trip, I usually take a bath and go to bed after dinner, because I wake up early and walk around here and there on that day. Sometimes, however, there is a place where taking a stroll is the purpose of the trip.

Kinosaki, famous for hot springs, is such a place. Hotels have hot spring of course, but in Kinosaki, most of the tourists, and even local people, go to public bathhouses on the town after dinner. We also went to public bathhouses while wearing yukata (an informal cotton kimono) and geta (Japanese wooden sandals) after dinner. There are 7 hot springs in Kinosaki, each of which has a different personal color, and stand part from the others within walking distance. So you can move around the hot springs as much as you want.

Streets run along both sides of Otanigawa River running in the center of the town, and willow trees line the river on the streets, and the public bathhouses, as well as restaurants, shops, and hotels are clustered on the other sides. In the nighttime, a refined atmosphere is produced with the lights of the hotels and shops, and the street lamps.

The following are night scenes from Sanjyo, Higashiyama to Shijyo-dori Street in Kyoto. The scenes are familiar and casual daily scenery for local people, but I, not living in Kyoto, think they are just like Kyoto.

There are buildings of historic value around Yodoyabashi in Osaka, and it is one of the pleasures to walk around looking at the buildings. The buildings show us different appearances in the nighttime from in the daytime.

Lastly, the prefecture of Tokyo, looked upon from the observation rooms of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at 202 meters above the ground.

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