Professional photographers work all throughout the year to capture the scenic beauty of Japan. In order to photograph just one spot, they can sometimes spend days at a location. All this effort is to find the perfect moment and angle. When the “miracle angle” does finally reveal itself, it becomes one of the photographer’s greatest treasures. Today we’re going to let you in on six secret spots that professional photographers really don’t want you to know about!
1.Kawaguchiko Oishi Park
Spreading like a purple carpet across the park during summer, the park’s lavender fields with Mt. Fuji in the background are a sight to behold. And the Kokias turn crimson in Autumn.The Kawaguchiko Herb Festival is held here. You can learn how to make jam or pick fruit at the Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center located inside the park.
2.Kurobe Gorge Railway
Take a ride on the Kurobe Gorge Railway, which follows the Kurobegawa River in Kurobe City, for an excellent view of the area. As one of the three greatest gorges of Japan, the view from railway boats extreme popularity amongst tourists.
3.Tea plantation and My.Fuji
Imamiya, a famous spot fot photographing Shizuoka Prefecture's famous tea plantations. The tea plantation's vertical rows spreading out across the horizon seem as though they wrap around Mt. Fuji. Ofuchisasaba, located in front of the tea plantations rows, offers a vire of Mt. Fuji in all its glory. Fans of tea come here the weekend before the Golden Week holidays (early May) to photograph the new tea leaves.
The style of architecture known as Gassho-zukuri (Japanese architecture with a steep thatched roof) and the townscape of Shirakawa-go are collectively designated as a Cultural World Heritage site. Gassho-zukuri houses are now very rare, with less than 150 left. The site of snow quietly falling on the eaves, adding layers by layer, is like a world of fairy tales.
The construction of Hirosaki Castle started around 1603 and it is now a historical site. It is said to have the best sakura (cherry blossom) festival in Japan in the spring but visitors can enjoy all four of Japan's seasons here from the autumn leaves festival in autumn, and the snow lantern festival in winter.
Lake Biwa is the largest lake in Japan in terms of area size and water volume, and it takes up about 1/6 of Shiga Prefecture. It's a precious source of water for Kyoto and Osaka. As it has been an independent water source for a long time, there are many endemic species that only live in the ecosystem of Lake Biwa.
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