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.
Something not to miss when visiting Fukuoka : the food stalls.
Nice toori in the snow in Nagano prefecture.
Well, there’s a first for everything : never seen one before, a motorcycle with snow chains !
The trees bear marks of heavy snowfall at the Jigokudani Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑) in the Nagano Prefecture.
The Normandy American Cemetery is located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach (one of the landing beaches of the Normandy Invasion) and the English Channel. It covers 172 acres (70 ha), and contains the remains of 9,387 American military dead, most of whom were killed during the invasion of Normandy and ensuing military operations in […]
An omnipresent sight in France, from the smallest village to the largest cities : Monuments aux Morts – literally monuments to the dead. Monuments aux Morts are war memorials which were built to commemorate the 1,327,000 men that France had lost during World War I. In the aftermath of what had proved to be such […]
A visit to the Graindorge factory to discover how Livarot and Pont-l’Évêque cheese are made. On the way out, you can even try them. I warmly recommend the blue Livarot, made from Raw Milk, softer, sweeter and very hard to find in shops !
The countryside where I grew up.
The Château de Falaise is a castle located in the south of the commune of Falaise (“cliff” in French) in the Calvados département of Normandy, France. William the Conqueror, the son of Duke Robert of Normandy, was born at the castle in about 1028. William went on to conquer England and become king and possession […]
Fishing boats going out to sea in Port en Bessin.