A few long exposure shots from Hokkaido, trying to frame the Milky Way and Mt Yotei together.
Lovely little beach near the Cape Shakotan in Hokkaido. Went there twice, once around 06:00 in the morning, and the second time around 16:00. On both occasions kids were swimming.
Cape Kamui on the Shakotan Peninsula in Hokkaido offers an impressive sight. It used to be forbidden to women!
An omnipresent sight in Niseko, the Mount Yōtei !
Our onsen exploration in Niseko continues, this time at the Hotel Kanronomori. One the first shot, you can see what happens to my lens when I enter the bath area.
Excellent sushis from Otaru, Hokkaido.
Lavender, flowers, and tourists – mostly chinese – everywhere at the Tomita Farm in Furano, Hokkaido!
Summer in Hokkaido: this is the first time I see so many dragonflies!
The blue pond near Furano in Hokkaido. The blue color is due to Aluminium.
These were shots at the Saika Farm, a lot more quiet than the Farm Tomita.
Makkari Hot Spring near Rusustsu in Hokkaido offers a beautiful outside bath !
Shiroi Koibito Park in Sapporo, where you can visit a chocolate factory !
Light pollution sometimes produces nice effects – look at these colors !
Niseko offers nice and reasonably priced properties to rent for the summer !
Leaving Aomori towards Hakodate, therefore saying goodbye to Honshu and preparing ourselves to say hello to Hokkaido!
Relaxing dip in a hot spring with sea view in Asamushi Onsen !
What can be better than relaxing in a hot spring after a morning jog by the sea ?
Two of my favourite shots from our last vacation. Could not decide which I prefer so I post both.
Small Nebuta Matsuri (typical festival from Aomori) in front of our hotel the day we were there.
The title says it all : my daughter impressed by the colors of the sky !
Always too much food, sometime to the point of not being able to eat anymore !
Bath a view in Asamushi Onsen, Aomori. Never easy to take pictures inside an onsen… Yes, you can thank me :)
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present you : Tokyo DisneySea. While I still prefer Tokyo Disneyland, there’s no denying that food is a lot better in DisneySea. Also, for exhausted dads, they even serve beer!
A few shots I forgot to upload from our last visit to Kusatsu Onsen !
A few shots from one of the natural hot spring in Kusatsu Onsen : 15,000L of hot water per minute. In total, more than 32,000 liters of spring water gush out every minute in Kusatsu, making it the largest flowing water volume of all hot springs in Japan. It is also one of Japan’s most […]
Cute manhole covers in Kusatsu Onsen.
Quite a lot of snow and yet, with proper tires (Michelin Xi3), no problem with RWD, even quite a lot of fun in the sharp turns of the mountains roads in Nagano !
Few people outside of Japan realise how much it snows just ~150km away from Tokyo… up to 1m in a day !
Some relaxing time after ski in Nozawa Onsen. Nozawa Onsen is a nostalgic old hot spring town located just one hour’s drive from Nagano City in the northern part of Nagano. Nozawa Onsen is said to date back to 8th century but has been renowned for its onsen hot springs since the Edo period. Legend […]
Rays of sunlight peering through snow-covered pine trees in Nagano.