Lakes

Sunset at Lake Shinji

Sunset at Lake Shinji

Lake Shinji is a lake in the northeast area of the Shimane Prefecture in Japan. The lake is the seventh largest in Japan, with a circumference of 48 kilometres. It is enclosed by the Shimane Peninsula to the north, and the Izumo and Matsue plains to the west and east respectively.

Lake Shinji is a lake in the northeast area of the Shimane Prefecture in Japan The lake is the seventh-largest in Japan, with a circumference of 48 kilometers It is enclosed by the Shimane Peninsula to the north, and the Izumo and Matsue plains to the west and east respectively We were staying in Nara From Nara, we were traveling to Izumo for a short tour of the heritage city The plan was to stop for a break at Lake Shinji and enjoy the beautiful sunset, it is very popular for Getting to Matsue from Nara In the early morning, I and my wife, Ranita, caught the
Pangong Tso

Blue waters of Pangong Tso

We are at the edge of Pangong Tso in the outer reaches of Ladakh at a height of about 4,350 m above seal level. The colors of Pangong lake change dramatically from a vivid blue to aqua green depending on the angle of the Sun. The beautiful lake is shared between the countries of Tibet and India.

The journey to Pangong Tso starts from Nubra Valley We had a lovely day among the sand dunes of Nubra Desert vegetation around Khalsar in Ladakh Drive from Nubra to Pangong Lake The drive from Nubra to Pangong takes you through a wide varied landscape The Shyok river stays with us for most part of the ride The Shyok River flowing through the Nubra Valley Once the river leaves us and goes on its own way near Durbuk, the road too becomes quite bad In fact, at certain points, it was almost impossible to make out where the road was [ngg src=”galleries” ids=”125″
Lake Tazawako

The lady of Lake Tazawa

We took a ride to Lake Tazawa to witness the remnants of the legend of Tatsuko, a girl from In-nai area who in the search for eternal beauty was turned into a dragon and to this day protects the mysterious lake.

The beauty of Japan lies in its peaceful lakes, gardens and mountains Today we head out to a mystical lake in Akita Lake Tazawa is a caldera lake in the city of Semboku in Akita Prefecture With a depth of 423 meters, it has the distinction of being the deepest lake in Japan, but more interestingly the lake finds a reference in the folklores of Tatsuko, a young maiden from In-nai, who wishing for everlasting youth and beauty, is said to have been cursed and turned into a dragon on the shores of this very lake Today in her remembrance, a golden statue of Tatsuko created by Yasutake Funakoshi in 1968, stands at the edge of the lake with
Goshikinuma

On the Urabandai Goshiki-numa Trail

We take a hike along the Goshiki-numa trail in Bandai-Asahi National Park, that runs along five mysterious ponds each with its own tinge of blue water. These ponds were created by the lava from the eruption of Mt. Bandai in 1888, where one can witness the volcanic minerals dissolving in the water, imparting each pond with its own shade of color ranging from green to whitish blue.

Today we go for a hike along the Goshiki-numa trail in Bandai-Asahi National Park, that runs along five gorgeous ponds These ponds were created by the eruption of Mt Bandai in 1888, after which the volcanic minerals dissolved in the water, imparting each pond with its own shade of color ranging from green to whitish blue We were staying in Aizu-Wakamatsu and spent the previous evening enjoying a most lovely evening at Tsuruga Castle grounds We rose up early to catch the local train on the Ban-Etsusai Line and reached Inawashiro Station at around 9 am It takes about half an hour to reach Inawashiro from Aizu-Wakamatsu and the ride is free for
Lake Mashu

The sparkling Lake Mashū

We ride to lake of the Gods. The aborigine Ainu called it so, for a reason. Surrounded by 200 m high crater walls, the deep blue mirror-like waters of Lake Mashu make for a unique landscape. We are lucky travelers I guess, for it is frequently blanketed in heavy fog and a rarity to view at its scenic best

After the extra-terrestrial experience at Mount Iwo, we were on our way to Lake Mashū (摩周湖) It was pretty obvious that our guide, Shitona, was in love with the lake and she kept telling us over and over, how beautiful the lake looked on a bright sunny day Although it is usually adored for its clear blue water, the lake is frequently blanketed in heavy fog and it is a rarity to view it at its scenic best Lake Mashū or Mashūko, is the smallest of the three caldera lakes in Akan National Park The comma-shaped lake with a circumference of 20 km originated from volcano activity of Mt Mashū some 32,000 years ago
Lake Kussharo

The Swans of Lake Kussharo

Lake Kussharo is the largest of the three caldera lakes that make up Akan National Park. In winter the lake becomes home to hundreds of whooper swans and other migratory birds. The still simmering volcano keeps the water warm for these feathered tourists from the Russian Arctic

We woke up to a beautiful morning It was our third day in Hokkaido and I was looking forward to our tour of Akan National Park We were lodged on the 9th floor of the Prince Kushiro Hotel and I could see the sea from our window The roads were deserted and snow had created a carpet of white over the town The thought of walking to the docks and capturing the sunrise did cross my mind but I controlled the temptation and prepared for the days trip Woke up at dawn to see the city of Kushiro draped in a carpet of snow At 8 am, we went down to the reception and picked up our tickets for the White Pirika sightseeing
Igloo Village of Shikaribetsu

The Igloo Village of Shikaribetsu

We ride to Lake Shikaribetsu, the highest lake in Hokkaido to visit a phantom village. Hidden deep in the mountains, the “Lake of the Sky,” as named by the Ainu, makes for a very serene and peaceful experience. The village exists only during the winter months and disappears with the onset of spring.

Our first day in the beautiful island of Hokkaido I was excited and looking forward to spending my next week surrounded by snow Coming from a land where temperatures frequently touch 50° Centigrade, it is like a fantasy coming to Hokkaido in winter It was going to be a long day We were headed for the city of Kushiro, almost 300 km away On the way, we had planned to take a break at Obihiro, and visit the phantom ice village on Lake Shikaribetsu Phantom?? Because nobody actually lives in that village Shikaribetsuko Kotan (然別湖コタン) is a winter event held from late January to mid March at Lake Shikaribetsu, located in
Lake Chūzenji

Lake Chūzenji

Lake Chūzenji is a scenic lake in Nikkō National Park in the city of Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It was created 20,000 years ago when Mount Nantai erupted and blocked the river.

Lake Chūzenji is a scenic lake in Nikkō National Park in the city of Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan It was created 20,000 years ago when Mount Nantai erupted and blocked the river Getting down at Utsunomiya Station Catching the local Nikko to Nikko Station Catching the local Nikko Nikko Station Nikko Station Lake Chizenji Bus Stop Lake Chuzenji Bus Stop Route to Kaegon Falls Route to Kegon Falls Keagon Falls Kegon Falls

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