日本での一年間

March 21, 2011

Another Ride on the Horikawa Pleasure Boats

Filed under: Domestic, Trips — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — myyearinjapan @ 12:01 am

Back in November, I wrote a post about the Horikawa pleasure boats. I went back again last month, but I didn’t want to post similar pictures again, so here are some new pictures from the moat boat tour. If you want a general idea what the boat tour is like, please look at my previous post about the Horikawa Boats.

Trees reflected in the river.

River

The shopkeeper was surprised to find me taking her picture through the window, but she gave me a nice smile.

One of the tunnels that the boat tour goes through.

Getting out of the boat. Can you see the table covered by a blanket in the empty boat? That's a kotatsu. It has an electric heater in it. Many people in Japan practically live underneath their kotatsu during the winter. Without the Kotatsu, the boat ride might be a bit uncomfortable.

Learn more about kotatsu here.

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2 Comments »

  1. I love the shopkeeper-through-the window photo: very ethereal! I’m reminded of our day-trip around the moats of Matsue on our trip to Japan last October. The chilly drizzle made several people opt out, but the rest of us huddled under blankets, ducked under the many bridges, and enjoyed the ride. Still, I wish we’d had one of those kotatsus.

    Comment by Adrienne Lieberman — March 21, 2011 @ 11:14 am

  2. I really like your writing style, and I’m hoping for more posts like this one.

    Comment by casino slots — March 27, 2011 @ 9:28 pm


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