If you are in Japan within reasonable distance of Kyōto and have time, go there, and go now.
Photo above: testing the limits of the Lumix S5 (not very scientifically). Years ago I read Marie Kondo’s book on
With the backpack packed and batteries charged, chocolate and sugary snacks purchased, I headed to the Torikura trail entrance (鳥倉登山口) late on Saturday afternoon to start the 2 to 3 hour climb to the campsite.
I can’t take landscape photographs. I’ve tried but I don’t have the patience or the skill.
Photo above: A cherry blossom tree in a quarry. How natural. The cherry blossom season is said to be a
Every time I’ve been to Hokkaido it has been via Chitose. I don’t know anything about Chitose except that it has an airport and ninjinya (人参屋). Ninjinya – carrot shop