Friday, September 21, 2007

Taishōike in Kamikōchi -.- part 1

Back from a fabulous trip to the Gifu and Nagano prefectures. As expected, the highlight was Kamikōchi in Nagano-ken where we stayed two nights. The first night we stayed at the Taishoike hotel right next to the pond. Still jet-lagged, we woke up at 5AM and caught the most magnificent view of the pond that had now calmed down after the passing of typhoon #9 had caused the water levels to rise. The 2nd night we stayed at the rustic Tokusawa lodge at Tokusawa, a 3 hour walk from the Taishōike in the area almost only visited by hikers. If you want to get a quick overview of the first set of photos of this trip, have a look here.

Camera: Pentax *ist DS, lens: 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO