Category: pretty

Mt. Haguro is the shortest of the sacred Three…

Mt. Haguro is the shortest of the sacred Three Mountains of Dewa. The shrine at the summit is the only one of the three that is accessible during the winter.

According to signs nearby this enormous beauti…

According to signs nearby this enormous beautiful Japanese Red Ceder (or Sugi) is approximately 1400 years old.

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Climbing up Mt. Haguro of Yamagata. One of the…

Climbing up Mt. Haguro of Yamagata. One of the Three Sacred Mountains of Dewa. 

Tsuruga-jo in Aizu-Wakamatsu City at sunset.

Tsuruga-jo in Aizu-Wakamatsu City at sunset.

My vacation is over, and I’m flying back to th…

My vacation is over, and I’m flying back to the mainland. I hope I can go to Okinawa again someday!

A beautiful exhibit at the Okinawa Aquarium th…

A beautiful exhibit at the Okinawa Aquarium that shows coral under a UV light.

Okinawa Churaumai Aquarium has a gorgeous mant…

Okinawa Churaumai Aquarium has a gorgeous manta ray that is almost solid black.

I love whale sharks, they’re such beautiful cr…

I love whale sharks, they’re such beautiful creatures.

From a distance whale sharks’ hundreds of spots and stripes appear to be solid. However, when you get closer you can see that they’re made up of thousands of smaller dots, in a lovely pattern that reminds me of pastel paintings.

The Okinawa Churaumai Aquarium is the 3rd larg…

The Okinawa Churaumai Aquarium is the 3rd largest aquarium in the world.