Category: fukushima

One of my favorite things about living near mo…

One of my favorite things about living near mountains is watching Autumn slowly creep down from the top of the highest mountains.

Butterflies and dragonflies near Oguninuma Pon…

Butterflies and dragonflies near Oguninuma Pond.

The marshy ground around Oguninuma Pond can be…

The marshy ground around Oguninuma Pond can be crossed using raised wooden walkways that sit nestled in the grass.

Wild flowers growing around Oguninuma Pond.

Wild flowers growing around Oguninuma Pond.

Oguninuma Pond sits in a volcanic crater over …

Oguninuma Pond sits in a volcanic crater over 1000 meters above sea level.

The trail to the top of Mount Nekomadake in Fu…

The trail to the top of Mount Nekomadake in Fukushima is not well maintained, but the view of Lake Inawashiro at the top is definitely worth it.

The road leading up to Oguni-numa Pond is narr…

The road leading up to Oguni-numa Pond is narrow, winding, and overgrown in many places. The sights are beautiful, but the drive is rather nerve-wracking.

Abandoned driving test course in Kitakata, Fuk…

Abandoned driving test course in Kitakata, Fukushima. 

Getting a driver’s license is notoriously difficult in Japan, most people take the test 2-3 times before passing.

Clouds rolling over Mount Bandai

Clouds rolling over Mount Bandai

The peak of Mount Adatara.What a view.

The peak of Mount Adatara.

What a view.