This edition of the Linky Blog Party is about Transportation. There are many types of transportation available in Japan, but today I'll feature a few that are on Gotochi Cards.
Lake Kasumigaura in Ibaraki Prefecture features some interesting boats called Hobikisen. They revolutionized the local fishing trade, which before the invention of this boat was a group activity. With the Hobikisen, fishing became an individual activity. I don't have a lot of knowledge about this boat, but this link leads to a rather informative article from The Japan Times that might be of interest.
Lake Ashi in Kanagawa has Pirate Ships! These are tourist boats that cruise up and down the lake with Mt. Fuji in the background. I have been unable to find any English history about them, but this website has some information about the tours and the cruises.
Saga City in Saga Prefecture is host to one of the largest Hot Air Balloon Festivals in the world. This festival has grown from humble beginnings. Wikipedia has a short article on this Fiesta, and a link to the English website.
Sad to say, but this is all that I have time for tonight. I hope you have enjoyed the Gotochi Cards that I have posted tonight. Please check out the other members of the Blog Linky Party to see more great postcards from all over the world.