Big Buddah in Chiba

Over new years I went to see the famous big buddah which is carved into the side of Mt. Nokogiri (see photo below). It was a beautiful day if not a bit windy. It was certainly warmed over in Chiba versus in Tokyo. The photo doesn’t really do it justice as the status really is huge.

Big Buddah

Plum blossoms in Ome

Just about every year I try to make it out to Ome to see some of the plum blossoms. The area is nice because there is a large park with plum blossoms but also a lot of agricultural plum trees in the area.  A lot of people have plum blossoms in their gardens and the plum trees on agricultural lands are close together so it looks like a sea of flowers (see lower picture).

This is a photo of the park itself

Ome Plum Blossoms

And some agricultural plum trees
Ome Plum Blossoms