日本での一年間

October 12, 2010

A Train and Wind Turbines, by the Sea

Filed under: Chuugoku, Domestic, Trips — Tags: , , — myyearinjapan @ 7:32 am

This is my 200th post. Yay! Thanks for reading, everyone!

A little over a week ago, I took a trip to Yamaguchi prefecture with a couple of my co-workers, the farthest West prefecture on the main Japanese island of Honshu. It is closer to South Korea than Tokyo and apparently used to be refered to as the Western capital (西京), which answered a question I’ve always wondered about… (I’m mixing names of Japanese and Chinese cities here, but bear with me please. If Tokyo is the Eastern capital (東京 – East Capital is what the characters literally mean), Beijing is the Northern capital (北京) and Nanjing is the Southern capital (南京), is there a Western capital anywhere?)

Anyway, on the way to Yamaguchi, we drove along the coast and had many beautiful views of the sea.  The following pictures are from one of the first places we stopped at, just after getting to the coast.

 

Wind turbines

Wind power! Instead of having wind farms with hundreds of turbines mass producing wind power, these two wind turbines were just there by themselves. They looked a bit lonely.

 

 

the sea

Looking out at the beach and the sea. The weather has cooled down a good bit so no one was swimming, but I understand that this beach is packed in the summer time.

 

 

Train by the sea

This train probably doesn't run more than once an hour and we were only sitting at this place for about 5 minutes, so we were pretty lucky to see it. Maybe sometime I can take this train. It seems to have a very nice view.

 

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5 Comments »

  1. So in Chinese, we have both the Western Capital=长安 (the capital of the Tang Dynasty) and the Eastern Capital=洛阳 (the capital of many dynasties such as han).

    china also has the northern capital beijing and the southern capital nanjing.

    all the four cities are major tier-1 cities in china.

    Comment by miaomiaocui — October 13, 2010 @ 2:06 am

    • You guys have all the cardinal directions on your own! Japan only has East and West, as far as I know. Japanese ancient capitals are all near Kyoto or Tokyo though.

      Tier-1 cities? Does that mean large cities? Are there tier-2 cities? How many tiers are there? China has so many big cities!

      Comment by myyearinjapan — October 13, 2010 @ 2:45 am

  2. do u know what train line, town or station that train pic was taken? i’ve seen it before …what a beautiful place?

    thx….great blog

    Comment by MC — October 15, 2010 @ 8:37 pm

    • I’m not 100% sure, but this is probably the San-in hon-sen. This is somewhere in between stations but I’m not sure what station it is near.

      Comment by myyearinjapan — October 18, 2010 @ 6:24 am

  3. ok thx…i figured it might be sai’in line since you mentioned going west. I can find the location with a little work. great blog btw!!

    Comment by MC — October 29, 2010 @ 4:10 am


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