Day3 – Nagano Temple

Nagano is a long drive so we took the train from Tanaka station.

complicated ticket machine
complicated ticket machine

The ticket machines in Japan are very hard for non Japanese readers to understand, and usually there is no English speaking help, Japan must do something about this if they want English speaking tourist trade. Click for larger picture.

Train maps are often almost entirely in Kanji
Train maps are often almost entirely in Kanji

Here is some of the route in Romanji but not much, it really makes it difficult for an English speaker to travel through Japan.

Granda has a well earned rest at Tanaka station
Granda has a well earned rest at Tanaka station

Rie gets our tickets to Nagano
Rie gets our tickets to Nagano
Tanaka Station
Tanaka Station
Confusing cigarette sign
Confusing cigarette sign

So we have to hold our cigarettes at child’s face height?  I don’t even smoke and the helicopter shows these people are at least 30 metres tall… What a country!

Nice idea - no mobiles
Nice idea - no mobiles, Mayor Boris?
Welcome to Nagano
Welcome to Nagano
Austin gets interested in pigeons
Austin gets interested in pigeons

They don’t have child leashes in  Japan so you get a mixture of reactions to using one, some people just stare in shock but Rie has had many parents of toddlers ask where she got it from, mothercare in UK which is a long way from Japan. So there is a market for it. 🙂

I want that one!
I want that one!
on our way to the temple
on our way to the temple
a beautiful journey
a beautiful journey
Granda said it was a long way up the hill, and he wasn't wrong!
Granda said it was a long way up the hill, and he wasn't wrong!
very lovely road
very lovely road
Temple entrance
Temple entrance
lots of side buildings
lots of side buildings
such architecture
such architecture
cute shops
cute shops
the budda on the way- serious stuff
the budda on the way- serious stuff
inner temple entrance
inner temple entrance
Wash you hand here, in the pure water
Wash you hands here, in the pure water
the temple
the temple
Spectacular
Spectacular
the guardians of the temple
the guardians of the temple
Temple entrance
Temple entrance
thats us
thats us
incense
incense

The incence comes out contantly and it is believed that to wave it on your head or your body it will have a positive effect.  Why not, worth a try?

lovely gardens
lovely gardens
beautiful monument
beautiful monument
No not a new right wing leader
No not a new right wing leader

The swastika was a symbol of peace and harmony centruries before the nazis stole it.

View from the Temple, no pictures of inside allowed
View from the Temple, no pictures of inside allowed
Big Bell
Big Bell

We heard it ring while we were there. We weren’t allowed to take photos inside the temple it self as it is an active place of worship.

we're loving it!
we're loving it!
What the hell! We're near Matsumoto! That is my companies name!
What the! We're near Matsumoto! That is my companies name! Surely we must visit.
Austin enjoying water fountain
Austin enjoying a water fountain
lovely park near the temple
lovely park near the temple
random statue
random statue
lovely clean park
lovely clean park
tree surgeon
tree surgeon at work

The place is so clean and well looked after.

a free zoo in the park, what a surprise
a free zoo in the park, what a surprise
can't understand how this is free
can't understand how this is free
monkeys
monkeys
flamingos
flamingos
penguins
penguins
more penguins
more penguins
I like penguins
I like penguins
Beautiful  frosty forrest
Beautiful frosty forrest

I love these little bridges.

Close up of the little bridge
Close up of the little bridge
not sure what this bird is
Here is a pleasant pheasant

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