Article updated on May 25, 2020
Text & photos: Claire Lessiau & Marcella van Alphen
Here is a compilation of our photographs of Japan capturing the essence of this fascinating country to inspire you.
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Play of light in the main street of Tsumago
One of the many waterfalls along the road to Shiretoko
Colourful fishing crates in Rausu, Japan.
Flower fields along patchwork road, Biei
The Blue Pond, Hokkaido
A salmon up Sakurano Taki waterfall, Hokkaido
One of the five lakes reflecting nature like a mirror, go-ko, Shiretoko National Park, Hokkaido, Japan.
Beautiful and curious fox, Shiretoko NP, Japan
Brown bear cub, Shiretoko NP, Hokkaido, Japan.
Rock eroded by drift ice, Shiretoko Peninsula, Japan.
Delicious home-made dinner with potatoes from Hokkaido, grilled eggplants, pickled cucumbers, cuttlefish, miso with tofu, grilled salmon and melon.
Fumaroles on Asahi-dake
The active Asahi-dake volcano in the Daisetsuzan National Park
Sadako’s story started a crane folding impulse all over Japan, here at the Kompira-san shrine, Shikoku
Crossing the vine bridge
Spectacular waterfall of Takachiho, Japan.
Detail of the Furuzono stone Buddhas: the Dainichi Nyorai is considered as the finest stone Buddha statue in Japan, 12th century
The erosion by the Gokase-gawa river keeps digging the Takachiho gorge, Japan.
Passing on the tradition in Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan
Two delicate statues along the path of philosophy, Kyoto, Japan
Ultra fresh sashimis on rice at Tsukiji market, Tokyo, Japan
Mother and daughter wearing traditional kimonos, Japan
A procession at the Shikokuchuo summer festival of Shikokuchuo, Japan
Lanterns and lights in Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan
Iwaya-ji Temple, Shikoku, Japan
Preparing soup by the Tsukiji market, Tokyo, Japan
Layers of mountains in the clouds reminding Japanese prints
Omikuji hung by a shrine along the road by Ebino Kogen, Japan.
Driving along the grasslands of Mount Aso, Japan.
The idyllic Yamamizuki onsen, Kurokawa, Japan
Lake Onami, a crater lake reached by Ebino Kogen, Kyushu.
Lucky charms for a fruitful marriage, Aoshima Shrine
Endless amounts of gates offer you a unique experience
Monks at Yasaka-jinja, Kyoto
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