Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Taking Mum and Dad around Sendai

I will do a post about our hikes around Fuji Five Lakes, but the photos are on John's computer and I haven't got round to getting them off yet! So, for the time being, here is a selection of photos from when Mum and Dad came to Sendai. I'll do some individual posts too of the new things we did, but for the time being, here is a selection of photos of repeat trips to some of our favourite places! 

Mum enjoying the sunshine at Rinnoji Temple

Dad tying his fortune with all the others at Osaki Hachimangu Shrine

Whale Rock

Mum and Dad relaxing on a stone

Paths cut into the rock, alongside crystal clear water, with gorgeous greenery on every side. It's not surprising that this was Mum and Dad's favourite day trip from Sendai.

Dad pretending to be the Little Mermaid. Like everything with my Dad, it's probably best not to ask! 

So so lovely! 

At the top of Yamadera

Apparently it is (just about) possible to feed 4 people in a tiny 1K apartment! 

They must have drained Ayashi Reservoir recently, it's a lot emptier than last time I was there!

A Kokeshi doll statue in Sendai's Nishi Park

Mum and Dad having their first ever paddle in the Pacific! 

Matsushima Bay from on high! 

Mum, like many other visitors to Japan, was a little obsessed with taking photos of all the pretty drain covers! These frogs in Yamoto were some of her favourites! 

It's finally time for the rice harvest. But hasn't it been a gorgeous summer?!