Aomori Bay at dawn

Aomori Bay

Aomori is mainly known for producing apples, and inevitably, the area offers all kinds of apple-based culinary delights: warm apple juice, apple mousse and apple pies to name just a few. But I love the refurbished port area, which now offers the opportunity for beautiful walks by the water.

Aomori is mainly known for producing apples But it was not always so The first apple saplings were imported in Japan around the year 1871 In the spring of 1875, the Department of Industry Promotion from the Home Ministry sent three apple saplings to Aomori prefecture The apples that were grown on the grounds of the Aomori Prefectural Office were the beginnings of Aomori’s apples Since then Aomori apples have come a long way Today most of the shops in the city will inevitably offer numerous kinds of apple-based culinary delights Today however I am going to talk about one of the most photogenic spots in Aomori – the Aomori Bay
Bandai Bridge

An evening along Bandai Bridge

Bandai Bridge is considered as the symbol of Niigata and is one of the city’s most scenic spots, especially at night. After dropping our luggage at the hotel, we walked down to the bridge from the Showa period, lit up like a Christmas tree over the Shinano River. The 1964 quake shattered Niigata, but the arch shaped, stone bridge stood strong among the rubble even as everything around it crumbled.

It was almost 8 pm by the time we arrived in Niigata The JR Station, operated by East Japan Railway Company lies at the centre of Niigata city  We had our reservations at the Hotel Lungwood It’s right beside the JR Station In fact one doesn’t even need to go out of the station building There is a corridor that connects directly to the hotel Niigata is the largest city on the Sea of Japan coast The city is blessed with an abundance of nature, surrounded by sea on one side and mountains on the
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge is world’s longest suspension bridge, which links the city of Kobe on the Japanese mainland of Honshu to Iwaya on Awaji Island.

The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, with a length of almost four kilometers, is the world’s longest suspension bridge Opened in 1998, it spans the Akashi Strait (Akashi Kaikyo) between Kobe and Awaji Island and is part of the Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway Prior to the bridge’s construction, the strait was considered one of the world’s most dangerous waterways For instance, in 1955 a severe storm caused two ferries to sink resulting in the deaths of 168 people How to get to Akashi Kaikyo If you are coming from Osaka, you have to get down at the Maiko Station, on the Sanyo Line Shinkansen trains don’t stop here, you have to use a local train

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