One of the famous sights to see when you are in Shiretoko is the Furepe waterfall, a rare waterfall with no flowing river. The scenery around here which overlooks the Sea of Okhotsk is spectacular and is accessible via a short walking trail, or can be seen from sightseeing boats.
Michinoku Coastal Trail: Hachinohe Section (Final Part)
Final post on my Michinoku Coastal Trail (Hachinohe Section) hike where I explored the Yodo-no-Matsubara (Yodo Pine Grove) and Tanesashi Natural Lawn.
Michinoku Coastal Trail: Hachinohe Section (Part 4)
Part 4 of my Michinoku Coastal Trail (Hachinohe Section) walk, where I passed through the Fukakubo Fishing Harbour Area, walked along Cape Tamurazaki, and marvelled at the sight of the Shiraiwa Rock.
Kankakei’s Omote 12 Scenes Trail
Aside from the ropeway, another good way to explore Kankakei is by one of the hiking trails between Kountei (lower station) and the Sancho Summit Station. I opted for the Omote 12 Scenes Trail, passing by some amazing views and interesting rock formations, which was amplified by the beautiful autumn foliage during the season.
One of the Top 3 Beautiful Gorges in Japan: Kankakei Gorge
Basking in the beautiful sights of Kankakei Gorge in Shodoshima via the Kankakei Ropeway, a 5 minutes ride. The view of the sky, sea and gorge all in one is one of the most beautiful sights I have seen, added with the fiery autumn colors appearing in the second half of November.
Angel Road: Where angels fulfil your love wishes
Taking a stroll on Angel Road, a sandbar which appears only twice a day during low tide. Famous as a lover's sanctuary, Angel Road is known to fulfil love wishes by crossing the sandbar with a loved one.
Miraculously Balanced Pile of Rocks: Kasaneiwa of Shodoshima
My first trip to Shikoku - exploring Shodoshima Island! Walking up a flight of stairs and rocks to see these pile of rocks called Kasaneiwa, which is not known whether it was formed naturally or not. Still a wonder how these rocks piled on top of each other.
Hiking to Happo-ike, Happo-One, Hakuba in Green Season
Hakuba in green season offers a plethora of outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, mountain-biking and more. I hiked to Happo-ike or Happo Pond on this clear weather to see the beautiful pond with the reflection of the Hakuba Sanzan - Mt. Shakushi, Mt. Yari, and Mt. Shirouma.
Kamakura’s Bamboo Temple – Hokokuji
Exploring another bamboo temple, this time in Kamakura's Hokokuji Temple, family temples of the Ashikaga clan and later the Uesugi clan.
Chubu’s Region Hot Autumn Spot: Korankei Valley
Just an hour away from Nagoya, Korankei Valley in Toyota is famous for its autumn colors in November, regarded as one of the best spots in the Chubu Region. Over 4,000 maple trees are planted along the valley, creating a wonderful sight during the height of autumn season.
Peaceful Raigō-in and the Soundless Waterfall (Otonashi-no-taki), Ohara, Kyoto
Experience tranquility at the less-visited Raigō-in in Ohara, Kyoto, and a short walk behind the temple to the Soundless Waterfall, Otonashi-no-taki.