The Neighborhood...

Jun 09, 2021,05:00 AM

As some of you know, I have been spending some time near Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture... quite a bit of time actually and the plan is for most of the summer.  I want to avoid the heat and humidity of Tokyo and to be honest I don't want to be in the city when/if the Olympics are in town.  I have an opinion on the latter but keep it to myself ;-)

This morning I took a walk with my Fuji x100t to try and capture a little bit of the atmosphere of the neighborhood.  Hope you can enjoy the view along the way...

Thanks for looking,


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A lovely place to be. A good move IMO. ;)

 By: fernando : June 9th, 2021-06:11
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The only thing I miss about Tokyo is the ease & abundance of public transportation

 By: cshimokita : June 9th, 2021-11:18
here in Nagano you need a car and fortunately / unfortunately I don't drive anymore. The license is still valid but will not be renewed at the next renewal date. Haven't driven in years and don't miss it at all ; ) Casey
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I understand

 By: Svalleynick : June 9th, 2021-06:45
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Thanks for the understanding... ; )

 By: cshimokita : June 9th, 2021-11:19
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Would like to

 By: Quan : June 9th, 2021-07:21
visit (again) and stay there a night or 2 when condition allow to fly again It is a right move away from Tokyo during the Olympic
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It would be great to host a photo-shoot event somewhere in Japan...

 By: cshimokita : June 9th, 2021-11:21
so many possibilities... Casey
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terbaboom...looking forward to meeting you in person ;-)

 By: cshimokita : June 10th, 2021-21:13
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Great idea

 By: Quan : June 10th, 2021-01:14
Can't wait for that
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Thanks for you thoughts Nico...

 By: cshimokita : June 9th, 2021-11:24
we drive past number two on a regular basis and always remark on the view... the canal is a nice cool spot for a mid-day walk. 25°C and sunny tomorrow, nights are still cool... Tokyo is in the 30°C this week. Casey
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A photo-shoot would be great... that little cabin in the woods that I stayed last year is about 15 min walk

 By: cshimokita : June 9th, 2021-11:28
They have a number of different sized cabins... Nagano City is an hour away and the Northern Alps are close as well... lot's to do and see in the area. Casey
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 By: Quan : June 10th, 2021-01:15
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My buddy is back to Tokyo this week and I asked him to pick up the smaller of my two electronic camera dry-boxes...

 By: cshimokita : June 9th, 2021-11:31
it might get a little humid later in the summer / early autumn... I get my second vaccination on 22-June so I might feel more comfortable for a couple of days in the capital as the summer progresses... Casey
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it's so nice to have somewhere to retreat to away from the city, a luxury we don't get over here

 By: terbaboom : June 9th, 2021-16:37
i like your second photo a lot. reminds me of a similar photo i managed to take in Yufu, Oita in Kyushu back in June 2019 really hope to be able to visit Japan again soon ...  
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Beautiful... there is still a lot of land under agriculture here...

 By: cshimokita : June 9th, 2021-21:42
particularly truck farming and rice... here's another photo of that same location from a different angle. Casey ...  
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Each location has something different on offer...

 By: cshimokita : June 10th, 2021-21:16
and still I have my favorite destinations,,, Casey
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