It's 6.5 kilometres from the farm to Fujino train station. It's harder to walk from the station uphill to the farm . The day before the tour end was an easy day for us. Cynthia, Janine and I decided to take a walk down to the station and take photos. We had seen lovely houses and gardens along the way by car and decided a walk is a better way to get photographs.
Making a trip both ways would have exhausted us, but Bryan had to pick up his friend Tae, our lovely Japanese tea ceremony master that afternoon, so we took the opportunity to get a ride home with them. In this post I will share with you the photos of the walk in Fujino. Enjoy!
Map of the area displayed at Fujino train station where the red
bubble is. The farm is near the last turn off on the top left.
The green tea field belongs to Bryan. You can see it from the farm.
|Cherry tree at the corner of the farm welcomes you on top of the driveway.|
|ひとりしずか/ Japanese name: By Myself Quiet. (name obtained from Bryan's blog)|
Village signs as you enter. I guess they say, 'Bryan's farm left' and 'Fujino train station
|Passing all these wonderful blossoms and trees along the way|
|Round the corner down the hill. 5 kilometres more before the train station|
|Passing cedar pine forest. Slender and tall. Cedar bark is great for eco-dyeing as well!|
Crafted motif on headstone from the village cemetery
|We met a local on his way to fish|
|A cute coffee shop just outside Fujino train station. I love the cat Nolan|
|Cross the creek down the hill from the farm|
|Green tea plantations in the valley|
|Cynthia and I stood and let cherry blossoms shower over us.|
|Walked over the horse bridge|
|Attractive looking leaves|
|Some yellow flowers instead of pink|
|Rusty roof calling for a photograph.|
|Boy's Day May 5th.|
|Yeah we reached the tunnel! Janine posing at the mouth of the tunnel|
Thanks for coming along for a walk with me. I hope you enjoyed the scenery along the way. Fujino is a hidden treasure yet to be discovered. When we took the members for a drive one afternoon one of them mentioned what I had told them before the tour started, "If you did not know anyone in Fujino you would never go there", and they agreed. If you happen to be in Tokyo and have a day to spare do make the trip to Fujino. It's only just over an hour's ride by train on Chuo line from Shinjuku station or Tokyo terminal.
Till next time