This past spring I went to “Hanamiyama” in Fukushima City. In English, that is “Flower Blossom Viewing Mountain.”
It’s a wonderful place to hike.
Lots of flowers!
Like most mountains in Japan, it has a shrine.
I didn’t go during the peak cherry blossom season. But still, lots of lovely flowers!
And no matter what time of year, it’s nice to go hiking.
When you hike, do you wear a colorful hat?
This is the pool of water my son fell in when he was three years old. Oops!
This sign says “Hanamiyama Kouen.” (Hanamiyama Park)
I took the purple path…..whew!
Yes. It’s not a proper hike without fish on a stick.
Gosh darnit, I forgot my water. Silly me! I’ll have to buy some.
Dogs are the best part of hiking. Don’t you agree?
A map of Fukushima Prefecture. Fukushima City (and therefore Hanamiyama Park) are located in the top light green portion.
One lip….Two lips….Three lips….
Ah! Time to relax!
Time to head home on the bus…….
On the side of the bus, it says, “Fuku.” 福
We love Fukushima!