Tanagura Town is famous for its Sakura blossoms and autumn colors. This is why most tourists come here in April and November. Then, my question is "Can I find any landscapes good enough to share to my friends in June, which is the off-season of Tanagura Town?" After a short stay of two days in the town, here's my answer.
What a magnificent view!
You can find a lot of paddy fields throughout Tanagura Town, and this Fukuoka District offers one of the greatest view from a hill. To my surprise, there are swings on the hill...( ! ) You can play on a swing while enjoying this magnificent view. (If you are afraid of heights, please refrain from trying it.)
June is a season of Hydrangea. It is, of course, true in Tanagura Town.
There was one old man who grew thousands of Hydrangea by himself for years. Although the Hydrangea was not in full bloom, I was surprised to see the uncountable number of Hydrangea growing on the slope of Yamaoka District.
After he was dead, this Hydrangea area is cared by his neighbors. This view let me know that many of the landscapes of rural areas are maintained by individuals. (Why not appeal to visitors with the names of the contributors to the landscapes...?)
I came to Yamamoto Fudouson Temple again to see how the beautiful red bridge looks like in June. And the result was beyond my imagination. The surroundings were all filled with green colors and the red bridge looks much more outstanding than in April.
I strongly hope that I would definitely come here this autumn again, when this bridge will be full of red, yellow and orange leaves.
The rice in this district, "Yashiro-mai", is said to be the most delicious in Tanagura Town. I want to taste it someday.
This view reminded me of the paddy fields in Niigata Prefecture, but they are a bit different. The view from here has mountains over the horizon, which let me emphasize the edges in the photo. The paddy fields of Tanagura Town looks better to take photos of the blue sky with.
Ah by the way, it must be great if I can put one bed on the bank between the paddy fields and sleep over an hour under the fine weather like this. *laugh*
Tanagura Town is always welcome to tourists and migrators, including non-Japanese people. Please spare time and visit this town by yourself!