Off the Beaten Path, Japan 27: Sea of Clouds

A sea of clouds at sunrise near Ishizuchi Mountain, Shikoku, Japan

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Off the Beaten Path, Japan #26: Kurobi Peak

Kurobi-dake and Koma-ga-Take rise up over the crater lake Ono below

On the second day of my trip to Akagi Mountain in Gunma Prefecture Japan, Tianyu and I climbed to the top of Jizo-dake, where we were able to gaze across the caldera to Kurobi-dake, the highest peak on the mountain. We had stood on that summit yesterday, but the sky was so crowded by clouds that we couldn’t hardly see a thing. Thankfully, on this day we were blessed with good weather.

Off the Beaten Path, Japan #25: From the Summit of Jizo Peak

In contrast to the previous days thick haze, we were blessed with clear sunny skies on the second day. From the top of Jizo Peak, we could see snow-capped peaks in the distance. Down in the Kanto, the world is full of color, but winter hasn’t yet left the peaks.

Off the Beaten Path, Japan #23: Sunset in Sakae

Sunset in Sakae

In the countryside east of Tokyo lies the quiet town of Prosperity (Sakae). Take a short walk away from the buildings that make up the town proper to find miles of farmland stretching out as far as the eye can see. And, if you wait until sundown, you might see something like this.

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Off the Beaten Path, Japan #22: Sunset on Kanna Lake

Sunset on Kanna Lake

A picture from my trip to Kanna Lake in February. Nothing like a little sunset to counteract the dull winter colors. It’s a shame I hadn’t bought an ND filter yet!

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Off the Beaten Path Japan, #21: Kasai Ferris Wheel

The ferris wheel in Kasai Rinkai Park

Another photo from my visit to Kasai Rinkai Park several weeks ago with model Gwyneira Li. Though she wasn’t the shot, she was right beside me as I took it. Just moments before, I took this gorgeous shot with her in the frame. Be sure to check it out too!

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