Tag Archives: Hikijigawa

Sunset at Shonan Beach

Last Friday, we walked down to the beach along the Hikiji River in Fujisawa.  We arrived at the beach near sunset, so we were treated to a wonderful display of the sun setting behind Mt Fuji.  Enjoy the pictures!

This was taken from a pedestrian bridge. Mt Fuji was visible, but due to the brightness of the sun, it overwhelmed my iPhone camera.

Looking a little farther north, you can see the Tanzawa Mountains and the Hikiji River.

Looking southeast, Enoshima was visible.

After crossing the pedestrian bridge, we looked west toward Mt Fuji. Again, you can't see it in this photo.

Mt Fuji is beginning to become visible.

Looking over to Enoshima, there are a lot of surfers in the water.

From the beach, I took this great shot of Enoshima.

The sun is beginning to go behind Mt Fuji in this shot.

I love the colours in this photo.

Zooming in on Mt Fuji a bit. Great shot.

Nice colours in this one. The sun has now gone behind Mt Fuji.

One final look at Mt Fuji, now that the sun has gone completely behind it.

We were quite fortunate that we arrived at the beach at this time, and that the clouds weren’t obstructing our view.  It was amazing to see!


Filed under Fujisawa, Japan, Kanagawa, Mountains

2012 Picture of the Week (14/52) – Cherry blossoms in Fujisawa

Cherry blossoms were late to bloom this year due to the colder than usual winter and early spring. But they finally bloomed! I took this picture yesterday at Hikijigawa Shinsui Park (引地川親水公園) along the Hikiji River. Unfortunately, rain later this week will likely end the short cherry blossom season.

The cherry trees were blooming between 20 and 80% yesterday. Not full bloom yet.


Filed under Fujisawa, Japan, Kanagawa, Picture of the Week