Monday, June 30, 2008

The Magnificent Kegon Falls


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The elevator is bored through the lift"
a signboard in front of the elevator
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When the elevator is doing the similar routine everyday all year round, it is not surprising to see it got bored.
We were supposed to get to visit Kegon Falls after a couple hours of bus ride from our last stop at Toshogu Shrine. Kegon Falls is dubbed as among the top three most beautiful waterfalls in Japan. I seriously think that we should take Japanese as example in this regard. They have the top three most scenic view in Japan, the three most famous carvings in Toshogu shrine and now, the three most beautiful waterfalls in Japan. Perhaps we can start the ball rolling by selecting the greatest minds in Malaysia. Like this, maybe?
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I better shut up now before things got out of hand, and continue with this entry.
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Lake Chuzenji, located just a few steps away from Kegon Falls. A variety of water sports like kayaking and boating are available here, but we didn't try on those.
Anyway, back to our trip to Kegon Falls, we were suppose to board (not bored) an elevator down nine floors and walk for another further few hundred meters through a tunneled lane before we came out to a viewing platform outside.
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This is not Kegon Falls, but just some small waterfall I saw.
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This IS Kegon Falls, although the picture perhaps didn’t justify the height of the fall standing majestically in front of us. Next to Kegon Falls, there are a further twelve small waterfalls flowing through the cracks that was caused by an earthquake happened one time ago.
Some group pictures we took at Kegon Falls.
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Let me start with me posing in front of the waterfall.
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The force from the waterfalls was so great that we got a little bit wet when we were standing in front of the falls to take this picture.
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And finally a group picture, although it was not a complete one. Anyway, if you notice that tall guy in white shirt on the left, that is Bogi from Mongolia and he is almost as tall as me.
I said "almost", which means I am still the tallest here ;)

10 comments:

michelleg said...

so glad tht ur the tallest meh? lol.. nice waterfall~~ ^^

kh said...

are you joking or are you mistaken?...
you probably know what bore means right... it means to drill through ground... tunnel boring machine... to bore a mountain to make a tunnel ... read the jap version also la...

pinksterz said...

eleh bangga sangat dia the tallest. BLAH.

calvin said...

@ michelleg:
no, not really actually. hehe xD

calvin said...

@ kok hong:
no, i am neither joking or mistaken.
i didn't say that the signboard is wrong, did i?
and as i have not have enough of japanese in my lectures, you still asked me to read the japanese version =.=

calvin said...

@ pinksterz:
don't jealous. it's just like how you are proud of your pink monkey ;)

specialhuman said...

I wanna go to that waterfall!! i wan i wan!

K3ViN said...

tat really a nice waterfall picture..... nice view... Wah soo proud 2 be most tallest person in the group lor.... I think if i stand 2gether with u, i think i like anak tikus nia.... sure kena bully by u one :P

calvin said...

@ specialhuman:
just add that to your list of places you want to go ;)

calvin said...

@ k3vin:
there is quite a huge different between being there to see it, and just looking at the picture of the waterfall. but the beauty of the waterfall was well shown in the picture.

i may be giant, but i am a nice person ;)