Daibutsu, Kamakura

Daibutsu, Kamakura
Daibutsu in Kamakura, June 2010. There were thousands of school kids visiting that day. It was still great fun.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

More on Utsunomiya

A florist livens up the streetscape in front of their store. I believe the red lane is for buses.

A shorter path between streets, tastefully decorated by a building owner. His bonsai trees are on display nearby.

A Japanese garden in Utsunomiya.

A Historic looking house in Utsunomiya.

A more modern house. Notice the balcony above the garage. Balcony's are common in Japanese houses. One of the reasons is they provide a place to dry some laundry. Drying laundry outside is fairly common in Japan. However, the balcony must also be a nice place to sit. American architects could learn from this.

This pedestrian path in Utsunomiya, Japan is the only way to get to a number of houses. You can still find residential areas like this in towns all across Japan.

Here is a park in Utsunomiya with cherry blossoms blooming.


  1. Interesting pictures! You have great eyes finding something interesting like a balcony, pedestrian path, old storage building etc.
    I moved to Utsunomiya from Otawara 12 years ago. I enjoy being like a tourist in my town. I always bring my camera.

  2. Thank you Wanderer. I like Tochigi because it is less crowded.