Saturday, 30 May 2009

Trees on Kongouzan2

Like an old couple.

Trees on Kongouzan

View from Kongouzan

From Osaka's highest mountain, Kongou, 1125meters. On top we met a man who had climbed it 831 times. The record being 12000 times!

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Tottori dunes

Japan's highest sand dunes.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Minoo Hills


A bit of rain and more beautiful than ever.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Katsuragi-san 大和葛城山

Walking up!

Lots of diorite lying around.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Yamatokatsuragisan 大和葛城山-Osaka

Tsutsuji flowers in bloom. (Rhododendron?)
Altitude 959.2m, felsic plutonic from the cretaceous. Lots of tourist.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009


Kabutoyama 甲山-Kobe

Part of a volcanic conduit which intruded into Rokko granite during Miocene.
Last eruption 12'000'000 years ago (?)

Kannoji shrine near Kabutoyama 神呪寺

Sunday, 3 May 2009