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 !
Maybe one day… in the meantime, just playing with the zoom ring of the lens during a long exposure.
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 !
Asamushi Onsen (浅虫温泉) is a little but lovely hot spring located in Aomori, Japan. It was developed as the downtown beside the onsen town and is sometimes known as “Atami in Tohoku” after the famous Atami Onsen in mid-Japan.
Bath a view in Asamushi Onsen, Aomori. Never easy to take pictures inside an onsen… Yes, you can thank me :)
Some serious clouds in formation !
A few of the thousands of lanterns lit up for the Mitama Matsuri in Tokyo !
The traditional sign depicting the entrance of a onsen / bath house.
Late evening at the Mitama Matsuri in Tokyo. Took the wrong lens with me : way too crowded for the 135mm to be really useful.
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 !