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Part 0 Outline of the Trip
Part 1 1st Day (Nikka Whisky Distillery)
Part 2 2nd Day (Matsushima, Zuiganji Temple)
Part 3 3rd Day (Goshiki-numa Ponds)
Part 4 Basho's "Ah, Matsushima!", Supermoon
The Harvest Moon
(at Akiu Spa, Sep. 27, 2015)
Part 0 Outline of the Trip
Emiko, my wife, received the invitation letter to the special tour celebrating her birthday from Club Toutrism Chiba (CTC).
It is the tour around Miyagi and Fukushima Prefecture visiting several famous places.
The fare was a little more expensive than our usual trips, but we decided to join the tour glancing through it.

The title of the tour is long as follows.

3 Days , Sept. 27-29 2015
Celebrating Your Birthday Staying at
the Most Recommended by CTC
Hotel Ryokusuitei at Akiu Spa, Sendai City
and
Hotel de Premier Minowa, near Goshiki-numa

It was raining a bit when we left home in Urayasu City, Chiba Pref.
But as the bus ran upward on the Tohoku Expressway, it was getting better, and finally was a perfect fall weather when we arrived at the visiting place in the suburbs of Sendai City.
This fine weather was not changed during our 3-day trip, and we could see the harvest moon in the first night.

If it had been a usual trip, we would have had to leave a hotel early morning at 8:00 am and to arrive at a next hotel around 5:00 pm, and during the whole day would have made a quick tour of scenic places and historic spots.
This trip was different since it was for the birthday celebration to the senior participants. We started from the hotels after 9:00 am and got to the hotels around 4:00 pm both days. The hot springs before dinner were better said to be comfortable than healing.
We visited only limited several places, so we could have enough time to enjoy them. What feeling would I have had if 20 years ago?

I am going to look back on the relaxed trip mainly showing the photos.
The following is what was about the places we visited this time.

Sun.,
Sep. 27
7:30 left home (Urayasu City)
9:00 Got on the sightseeing bus in front of Matsudo Public Theater near JR Matsudo Station
Miyagi Gorge Distillery of Nikka Whisky (Sendai City)
Stay: Hotel Ryokusui-tei, Akiu Spa
Mon.,
Sep. 28
Cruising around Matsushima Bay
Zuiganji Temple and Godai-do Hall
Shiogama Shrine
Stay: Hotel de Premier Minowa
Tue.,
Sep. 29
Goshiki-numa (Five-Colored Ponds)
17:00 back to the front of Matsudo Public Theater
train: Matsudo Sta. (Joban Line) - Shin-Matsudo (Musashino Line) - Shin-Urayasu
18:30  returned home
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Part 0 Outline of the Trip
Part 1 1st Day (Nikka Whisky Distillery)
Part 2 2nd Day (Matsushima, Zuiganji Temple)
Part 3 3rd Day (Goshiki-numa Ponds)
Part 4 Basho's "Ah, Matsushima!", Supermoon
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