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Beautiful day today and time for a drive over into Gunma with the camera.

Lovely!

Yuzawa up before the Mitsumata tunnel

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Into Gunma... going down Route 17 towards Sarugakyo

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A fave location in the Takuminosato village area of Minakami. It's very picturesque.

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Somewhere on the road down into Nakanojo.

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Beautiful shots as always. It was a cracker of a day today.

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Nice timing! Colours look lovely! Thanks for sharing.
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That temple area looks really beautiful.

Is it a big area?
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Thanks. Actually no, the 16 photos in that section were all taken in a very small area.

Park the car, walk 10m to the entrance, over the bridge, walk up to the temple area where all the bamboo is. The other hut place is about 40m down the road.
There's no charge and there was absolutely no-one else there during the 20-30 minutes we were there.

There's more to Takuminosato - this temple is a bit apart from the main bit - it's a 'craft village', and I think actually part of Minakami. Just off Route 17 heading towards Naeba, before Sarugakyo. Worth a visit I reckon. Nice looking little area, some interesting little inaka craft shops lining the pretty roads. And remember to stop at Tasuke manju about 4-5km further down towards Numata for some snacks.

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Love those bamboo shots
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Well done, as always, Muika.
BTW, those rock outcroppings on the way to Nakanojo look even better in winter when topped with snow. Sort of Kappa-esque.
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They should chisel out the likeness of our great leader Shinzo Abe into the rock.

And perhaps Shakey on the other one!

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Lovely images.
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What's the mask, muika?

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I don't really know, snowboarding vicar. I just liked how it looked! :)

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Nakanojo on the news today.... where the Obuchis are from
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That mask looks like a kappa. (?)

Lovely scenery. Can't help but picture it with (the soon to come) snow on it.

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It may well be, Metabo Oyaji.

And yes, it is Obuchi-country!

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Stunning day locally today.
I might say it is peak here now in the valley.







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