Speaking of Karuizawa, we will think of shopping, skiing, Western coffee, sausage. This time to a special, in Karuizawa hiking.
Dunhuang, a famous city since 2000 years ago. Zhang Qian, a foreign affair officer went to Xiyu(western region) and from then on Dunhuang has been a key point in Silk Road.
In February I had a chance to visit Palace Museum, or we say Forbidden City. But there were mountains of people so that I gave up. But this time I will never miss it again.
I had a planned diving trip near Hachijo Island. When I want to get on the back ferry I was told the ferry was canceled due to fierce wave that Japanese called “Haru Arashi”(Spring Storm).
Tokyo in fact has islands called Tokyo Seven Islands. They are actually part of Izu Islands. In history the owner of Tokyo(Edo) found these islands first then they belong to Tokyo. Izu Oshima is one of Tokyo Seven Islands. And it is a popular tourist site for the people from Kanto Area. You can access Izu Oshima by ferry both from Tokyo Takeshiba Pier and Shizuoka Atami Pier.
On the way from Lugang to Taichung, we visit Gaomei Wetland. Although it is said the sunset view is very beautiful when we arrived it was cloudy. But there were still lots of people. Most of them were family. They enjoyed weekend with family.
Lugang , meaning Deer Port, is located in Changhua County, Taiwan Province, China. This township faces the Taiwan Strait. In historical Dutch has taken here and use this town as a port for deerskin trade.
Taichung, an important city in Taiwan, has many tourism spots. Among them what’s most attracted to me is Rainbow Village.
Taichung (Taizhong, 台中) as the name shows is located in the middle of Taiwan. My friends tell me that if you want to feel the REAL Taiwan go to Taichung.
I always go to Izu Penninsula, but actually there are three peninsulas nearby Tokyo: Izu(Shizuoka Prefecture), Miura(Kanagawa Prefecture) and Boso(Chiba Prefecture). This time I went to Miura Peninsula.