Category Archives: Munakata

Shousuke Mura

We spent most of the day at a Spring Festival in the small village of Shousuke-mura in Munakata. The cherry blossom and oilseed rape looked really good together. At 22 degrees C, it was a hot day for the beginning … Continue reading

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Spring is here

Spring has arrived in Kyushu. The cherry blossom is in full bloom and we can see a few butterflies and other insects. I’m looking forward to finding some interesting things in the coming months. Location: At the foot of Kodaiji-yama … Continue reading

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Climbing Yukawa-san (Mt. Yukawa)

It was a beautiful sunny day today, so I decided to go for a long hike from my house in Munakata Common to climb up Yukawa-san (Mt. Yukawa). This mountain is 471m tall and overlooks Kanezaki fishing village and the … Continue reading

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Climbing Jouyama (Mt. Jou)

The kids and I decided to celebrate the 1st of December with a hike up one of our nearby mountains, Jouyama (369m). It looked pretty with the autumn colours, and plenty of other people had also decided to climb. The … Continue reading

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Yokoyama Village

No fantastic photos today… Just had a nice time walking through Yokoyama Village and up past a small lake then into the forest on the mountainside. From our home it only takes 5 minutes on foot to get to the … Continue reading

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Hiking up Mt. Yukawa

Mt. Yukawa (471m) is the mountain that stands between our home and the sea. I’d climbed it a few times before, but Shinobu and the kids had never been up, so we decided to drive to the upper trailhead and … Continue reading

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Woods & Fields

I spent about 4 hours wandering around the small area of woodland about 100 meters from our house. The area has several clearings (sweet chestnut groves), a couple of ponds, and some mikan (orange) groves. Hardly anyone ever goes there … Continue reading

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Camphor tree

This tree is about 800 meters from our home and I recently found out that it is the biggest camphor tree in the Munakata area. It’s nice to have a giant in our neighborhood! Apparently it is around 27m tall, … Continue reading

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