There are many of this floating weeds in the lake recent years which didn't exist in the past. I don't particularly like this weeds to cover the surface of clean water of Ezu lake. They turn yellow in autumn.
I went to visit the stone bridge called "Tsujunkyo" in Kumamoto. This is the largest stone aqueduct in Japan. The day we visited this place was very sunny with clear blue sky. The scenery of rice filed with red flower called "Higanbana" were extremely beautiful.
I was introduced this Onsen hotel by my friend who is from this region. I was very surprised that the hotel was very well managed and had wonderful service. The price was also very reasonable.
The hotel was relatively new, so it's bath was very clean and comfortable. Also they had more than traditional Japanese Onsen style of services. One of the thing is the futon bed. Also we could chose the breakfast, either Japanese or western style. We definitely chosen western style with eggs and becon with coffee. Breads were delicious as well.