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H.C. Andersen Park

Who is H.C. Andersen? We went to find out.

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Oyama Cable Car Colorful Day

What makes this day so colorful? Read more…

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What’s another name for Oyama? Answer is ahead.

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The other name for Oyama mountain is Rainy mountain.

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When did this cable car begin service? Answer is ahead.

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Showa year 40, July 11th

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They have a theme in this town of making wooden tops and spinning them.

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The beautiful sunset at the end of the colorful day.

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Look at the Monkeys!

See the story.

Approaching Monkey Island

Approaching Monkey Island

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Kite (hawk) looking for monkeys

Kite (hawk) looking for monkeys

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tree hugging monkeys

tree hugging monkeys

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memorial war museum

memorial war museum

Yokohama Bay Bridge

Yokohama Bay Bridge

Lighthouse phone booth

Lighthouse phone booth

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Oh, the monkeys surprised us!

Oh, the monkeys surprised us!

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photo shoot

photo shoot

ferry ride

ferry ride

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Judy is so happy!

Judy is so happy!

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Eager to start exploring

Eager to start exploring

Here's a good path; let's take it.

Here’s a good path; let’s take it.

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Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy

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Bob, the Minion

Bob, the Minion

Water, Water Everywhere
Samurai Boat

Samurai Boat

Riding the River Boat

sea crane
sea crane

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Monday Buddies look left

Monday Buddies look left

Monday Buddies look right

Monday Buddies look right

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holding up the palms

holding up the palms

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on the beach

on the beach

At Tokyo Bay Oasis

At Tokyo Bay Oasis

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Ted rescues the log

Ted rescues the log

Cool water - nice!

Cool water – nice!

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tunnel vision

tunnel vision

Let's go geocaching!

Let’s go geocaching!

flowers for Judy

flowers for Judy

climbing through the canyon

climbing through the canyon

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cruise ship

cruise ship

Hikawamaru

Hikawamaru

cruise ship

cruise ship

summer cotton kimono-clad people

summer cotton kimono-clad people

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Ted in river

Ted in river

2 cm. frog

2 cm. frog

geocache search

geocache search

Elton climbing through canyon

Elton climbing through canyon

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cliffs base at river

cliffs base at river

canyon entrance

canyon entrance

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Rental Jet Ski and Banana Boat

Rental Jet Ski and Banana Boat

 



The 100 meter Roller Slide Experience

Find out what else we did at Kodomo No Kuni

Boating in Iris-Land

Last year we went to Suigo Sawada Aquatic Botanical Garden in May and we expected to see the iris garden.  Our timing was off and we saw a few irises, but mostly we enjoyed the intoxicating fragrance of wisteria.  And we rode in the flat boat that was poled around the pond by a little woman dressed in traditional costume.  It was nice, relaxing, but not particularly impressive. Continue reading.

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Boat poling lady in traditional garb

Boat poling lady in traditional garb

 

Ted & Judy

Ted & Judy

gardeners at work

gardeners at work

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Elton & Marylou

Elton & Marylou

Come on, Honey. It'll be fun!

Come on, Honey. It’ll be fun!

 

barefoot boating

barefoot boating

Barefoot Boat Ride

Barefoot Boat Ride

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Close Quarters

Close Quarters

Anyone want some sweet rice dumplings?

Anyone want some sweet rice dumplings?

I can't get my shoes back on.

I can’t get my shoes back on.

Tree Competition

A faraway look

A faraway look

Get the story

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Competition with the Trees

Competition with the Trees

Tree Competition

Tree Competition

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Pond, Bird, People & Flowers

Get the story

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Nagatoro River Ride

Jump in, the water's fine!
Jump in, the water’s fine!
sunbathing

On the river bank

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Peeking over the cliffs. Where did Marylou go?

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water works up close

Throwing Judy in the river

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Turtle Rock

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invitation to swim

See, there’s a great place to go for a dip.

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Kenji the Boatman

Kenji the Boatman

UltraTed

UltraTed

The Girls (Marylou & Judy)

The Girls (Marylou & Judy)

The Guys (Ted & Elton)

The Guys (Ted & Elton)

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Curvy Tree Trunk must have some hidden secrets.

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Rose Garden

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I’ve been lifting weights- see.

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This stone path must lead somewhere. Let’s try it.

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Ted, this is the house I want.

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I’m going to cross this bridge even if it is broken.

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So sometimes we mess up when we’re taking photos. Can we try again?

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How many stones can you hold down?

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Lovely tea house, but not open today.

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See, we got it right this time.

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Extra points for anyone who can guess what the white balls are for on the grass.

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