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Mishakaike Pond in Nagano Prefecture, Japan

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2019/8/1

Mishakaike: Japan's most beautiful pond which attracted Kaii Higashiyama

If anyone asks me where is the most beautiful pond in Japan, I would say that it is Mishakaike Pond in Nagano Prefecture. The famous Japanese artist Kaii Higashiyama (1908-1999) drew his representative work "Vibrant Green" (1982) with this pond as the motif. If you go to Mishakaike Pond, you will be able to take some of the most beautiful pictures that are perfect for your Instagram. On this page, I will introduce you the beautiful photos of Mishakaike Pond. Mysterious world in the mountains The painter added a white horse in the world of this pond Mishakaike Pond is an artificial pond with an area of ​​about 0.1ha and a depth of about 7m. It is located in the high altitude of 1,500 m or more, close to "Yatsugatake" (2,899 m), which is a mountain representing Japan. Farmers around Mishakaike Pond have long suffered from cold damage. So this pond was built to store water once and raise the water temperature even a little. Mishakaike Pond is very acidic, so there are not many creatures. The surface of the water reflects the surrounding forest, just like a mirror. The fresh green of spring, the deep green of summer and the autumn leaves are astonishingly bright on Mishakaike Pond. This pond became famous in Japan because the Japanese painter Kaii Higashiyama who represents the twentieth century drew works with this pond as a motif. He drew a white horse at the base of this mysterious pond. The white horse enhanced the mysterious atmosphere of Mishakaike Pond. ...

Spring is approaching. White plum blossoms blooming in Tokyo, Japan. Next is the cherry blossoms!

Cherry Blossom Interests

2019/2/18

2019 Japan Cherry Blossom Forecast: slightly earlier or same as usual

Today, I will introduce the cherry blossom forecast of 2019. It is now winter in Japan. However, in Tokyo, plum blossoms began to bloom first. I feel that spring is approaching gradually. Now, the Japanese are starting to feel excited, feeling spring is near. Cherry blossoms are expected to be a little earlier or the same as usual. Please also refer to the following articles for Japanese cherry blossoms.   Summary If you click on this image, the site of Japan Weather Association (in Japanese) will be displayed on a separate page According to the forecast released by the Japan Weather Association on February 7, the cherry blossoms will start flowering from Fukuoka and Kumamoto on March 19. It will flower in Nagasaki and Saga, Kochi on March 21, and Tokyo and Matsuyama on 22th. It will bloom in a wide range from west Japan to eastern Japan by the end of March. In Hokuriku, Nagano and Tohoku regions, there are many places to bloom from early April to mid-April. And on April 29th it will flower in Hakodate, Hokkaido. The forecast for each region announced by the Japan Weather Association is as follows. The cherry blossoms will be in full bloom in about a week after blooming. You can enjoy cherry blossoms for about 10 days after flowering.   Kyushu Region: Cherry Blossom Forecast 2019 Isshingyo Sakura Tree, Aso Kumamoto Japan = shutterstock Map of Kyushu = shutterstock Forecast flowering Average Year Fukuoka City March 19 March 23 Oita City March 24 March 24 Nagasaki ...

Fundamentals

2018/8/13

Recommended Japanese Local Site! Central Japan

Now, let's introduce more and more! t Next are sites related to the Chubu region (Mt. Fuji etc.) and the Kansai region (There are Kyoto, Nara, Osaka etc.!). Please find more information on each site. Chubu region related website MT. Fuji There are three recommended sites for MT. Fuji as follows. First of all, if you want to climb to the summit of Mt. Fuji in the summer, please refer to the official website first. Next, for general tourism, I recommend the second site. It is the official site of Yamanashi Prefecture on the north side of Mt. Fuji. I think that Mt. Fuji is the most beautiful in the north now. Indeed, many tourists go to the north side area such as Lake Kawaguchiko. If you approach Mt. Fuji from the south, please refer to the official website of Shizuoka Prefecture, which I listed third below. >> For Mt.Fuji climbing, please refer to this site >> For information on the northern side of Mt.Fuji please visit this site >> For information on the south side of Mt.Fuji please visit this site Nagano For information on sightseeing spots in Nagano Prefecture such as Hakuba and Matsumoto, please refer to the following website. That is the site of tourism department in Nagano prefecture. >> For tourist information in Nagano prefecture please see this site Kanazawa Kanazawa city in Ishikawa Prefecture on the side of the Sea of Japan is a wonderful city where traditional cityscapes and culture are left. Regarding Kanazawa, I recommend the following official ...

Japan Alps view from Hakuba village in winter = Shutterstock

Destinations

2018/5/28

Chubu Region! Best things to do in 10 Prefectures

In the Chubu region there are many tourist destinations that represent Japan such as Mt. Fuji, Matsumoto, Tateyama, Hakuba, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa and Ise. It can be said that a lot of diverse attractions are gathered in this region. On this page, I would like to outline the Chubu region. Outline of Chubu Region Gassho-zukuri houses in Gokayama Village. Gokayama has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List due to its traditional Gassho-zukuri houses, alongside nearby Shirakawa-go in Gifu Prefecture = shutterstock Map of Chubu = shutterstock There are various ways to divide the Chubu region. However, if I divide it too finely here, you may find it hard to understand. So let me simply divide it into three areas on this site. In the middle of the Chubu region there is a mountain area with the highest altitude in Japan. So, I will introduce the Chubu region by dividing it into the following three areas according to the mountainous area. Mountainous area A steep mountainous area called "Japan Alps" is spreading in the inland part of the Chubu region. There are villages in the various basins in this mountainous area. Mountain resort area In the Japanese Alps you can enjoy various activities throughout the year. From spring to autumn you can hiking while watching the beautiful mountains. And in winter you can ski and snowboard. Typical resort areas in mountainous areas include Hakuba, Tsugaike Kogen, Shiga Kogen, Myoko, Karuizawa, Naeba, Joetsu Kokusai, Tateyama etc. Traditional cities and villages The basins dotted in mountainous ...

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