November 3-4, 2004: Old friends from Germany
|On a beautiful autumnal day, I came up to Beppu port to welcome our friends.|
|When we made a trip to Germany, Mr. Klaus and Ms. Kaeko shared their time for us for two weeks. Mr. Emberg, Mr. Klaus's friend living in Shimonoseki Japan, will join us.|
|They are very good conditions as well. We were very glad to see again. We five then enjoyed drive to Yufuin.|
|Yufuin is always beautiful. The autumnal tints started to change color around Kinrin Pond.|
|Straw thatched public hot spring looked new to Mr. Klaus.|
|We took a lunch at Budouya restaurant of Tamanoyu hotel. The lunch boxes were seasonal vegetable based dishes. They were really wonderful.|
|The Japanese Tatami-style dinning room was very good as we could stretch our legs into the dent under the table. Mr. Emberg sat straight through the lunch time. I was admired by his style. He has been living in Japan for more than 22 years.|
Kamenoi Besso hotel's garden is in its best beauty.
From right, Ken, Mr. Klaus, Mr. Emberg, Ms. Kaeko, and Mie.
|Ms. Kaeko loves music very much. She is always interested in Yufuin Music Festival(YMF). This was why we then visited Artegio in which YMF autumnal concert was held the other day.|
|Quiet space, wonderful pictures and arts fascinated us.|
|Mr. Klaus and other guests were interested in listening music here. I said them to see you again here in the next year concert.|
|We came back to Beppu. We looked around Yunohana straw thatched cottage. Although there are many spas in Germany as well, the cottage looked attract attention.|
|We then looked around Umi-Jigoku, or Sea Hell. The boiling water's color is beautiful cobalt blue.|
|Red Torii gates are new for them as well. This is one of unique Japanese landscape.|
|We stayed at Kannawa spa. We have had a long, but good day today.
Me. Emberg went back home from here. See you again.
|We enjoyed real Japanese style dinner with pleasant chatting.|
|We took we-were-there-pictures.|
|November 4: We had a beautiful day today as well. My husband returned home to attend an IT teaching class. We three then drove out.|
|We visited Takasakiyama under the deep blue sky and autumnal tints.|
|Many spring-born baby monkeys were gathering in the feeding zone.|
|Feeding time was one of the highlights of the park.|
|Many Korean tourists were here and there.|
|The group of Korean tourists.|
|We then came back to Oita station.
I was glad to hear "Please come to Germany taking much time." I really want to visit Europe again. Please enjoy remaining days in Japan.