Source: Mt.Takachiho from Mt.Karakuni by FIND47.JP 10 Photos That Prove Japan’s Natural Beauty is Not of This World 2017-11-27 Mon 2019-06-06 Thu Japan is bursting with natural wonders due to distinct seasons and diverse prefectures. From snowy Hokkaido at the top, to tropical Okinawa at the bottom of the country. Here are ten photos that show the sheer range and unbelievable beauty of Japan's different areas. Source: Hotokegaura by FIND47.JP Aomori prefecture is at the very north of Japan's mainland, Honshu. This rock formation, Hotokegaura used to only be known to locals but nowadays is accessible for tourists by boat. Source: Kurushima-kaikyo-ohashi Bridges, from Mt. Kiro by FIND47.JP The Kurushima Kaikyo bridge connects Hiroshima prefecture on the mainland to Ehime prefecture on the island of Shikoku. The kanji (Chinese characters) for Ehime mean 'love' and 'maiden' so references are often made to it being the prefecture of love. With romantic scenes like this who can blame them? Source: Toya Lake by FIND47.JP" Back up to Hokkaido, the most northern prefecture, Lake Toya is situated in the Shikotsu-Toya National Park. An active voclano, Mount Usu, stands proudly beside the lake. Source: Ookonotaki waterfalls by FIND47.JP Yakushima the mysterious and sub-tropical island off the coast in Kagoshima prefecture is home to the Okonotaki waterfall. Tourists can hike through the forests and view ancient cedar trees more than 1000 years old. Source: Yugawara Plum Grove by FIND47.JP No Japanese nature photo compilation would be complete without a spring-time blossom entry. Yugawara Plum Grove is located in Kanagawa prefecture, the next prefecture over from Tokyo. Source: Gozaisho Ropeway by FIND47.JP Mount Gozaisho is the highest peak in the Suzuka Mountain Range in Mie Prefecture, central Japan. There's a walking trail and if you can make it to the top you can see the picturesque Ise Bay, the Japan Alps and Lake Biwa. On a very, very clear day you can even see Mount Fuji. Source: Mt.Takachiho from Mt.Karakuni by FIND47.JP Mount Karakuni is the highest peak of Mount Kirishima. Miyazaki prefecture is down south on the island of Kyushu where you can enjoy coastal and mountainous scenes. Source: Mitsumata Colony by FIND47.JP Tochigi prefecture is home to Nikko, a popular tourist attraction easily accessible from Tokyo. City slickers looking to immerse themselves in nature often take a day trip here from the capital. Source: Amaharashi Beach by FIND47.JP Not to be overlooked are Japan's beaches. Being an island nation means there's plenty to choose from and plenty to boast about. This is Amaharashi Beach in Toyama prefecture, situated in the northern centre of Japan. Source: Mount Arida mandarin orange by FIND47.JP Wakayama prefecture in Kansai, south of Osaka is called 'the Kingdom of Fruit' due to the high quality produce grown in local farms. Tourists can even engage in fruit-picking while enjoying epic views such as this. If you're into nature photography, Japan is a dream come true, the most difficult part is choosing which of the 47 prefectures to visit. But hopefully this collection gives you some ideas! By - Jess. Source:JNTO / Japan Travel / Japan-guide / find47.jp Tags: Hiking / Nature / Photography / Tourism / View grape Japan Culture 10 Photos That Prove Japan’s Natural Beauty is Not of This World Related Article Japanese Train Conductor Makes Boy’s Day, Twitter Cry With Touching Gesture Japanese Tourists are So Disappointed by Paris They Develop a Mental Disorder Called Paris Syndrome This Man Is Prancing Around In A Pink Tutu For All The Right Reasons Award-Winning Japanese Photographer Captures Majestic Scenes Of Fireflies In The Night-Time Top 30 Travel Destinations In Japan Chosen By International Travelers A Cute Photo Of This Rabbit Was Shot In Perfect Timing, Creating Instant Fans Online – Cute!!