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hokkaido douou Expressway.yakumo parking.It is a superb view spot where the eruption bay and the ranch are faced. uchiura-wan

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Nearby images in Hokkaido


A: Hokkaido summer resort at Night

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Hokkaido summer resort at Night

B: Komagatake and Onuma

by Taro Tsubomura, 40.1 km away

Onuma park is one of the quasi-national park in south Hokkaido.  The park is well-known as its beauti...

Komagatake and Onuma


by masanobu yoshii, 41.9 km away

It is a car and a campground of about 30 minutes from Hakodate. Kijihiki plateau.Scenery in plains wh...


D: Kamome Island

by Taro Tsubomura, 43.2 km away

Kamome means seagull in japanese.  The Kamome island is actually not an island, but connected with th...

Kamome Island

E: Kaiyomaru Old Warship

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by masanobu yoshii, 53.2 km away

JR Hokkaido kunebetsu station.Uninhabited station.Even Hakodate Stations are about 20 minutes, and th...


G: Toyako Windsor Hotel "View"

by Glen Claydon, 54.9 km away

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Toyako Windsor Hotel "View"

H: Toyako Cosplay Dream

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Toyako Cosplay Dream

I: Mottamisaki Lighthouse

by Nobutaka Asahi, 58.7 km away

The lighthouse in the Oshima peninsula in Hokkaido. The height from a sea surface to the lighthouse t...

Mottamisaki Lighthouse


by masanobu yoshii, 59.8 km away

From the Hakodate thousand generation wharf where the Mt. Hakodate is faced.The Mt. Hakodate is the a...


This panorama was taken in Hokkaido, Japan

This is an overview of Japan

The eight islands of Japan sprang into existence through Divine Intervention.

The first two gods who came into existence were Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto, the Exalted Male and Exalted Female. It was their job to make the land for people to live on.

They went to the bridge between heaven and earth and, using a jewel-encrusted halberd, Izanagi and Izanami churned up the sea into a frothy foam. As salty drips of water fell from the tip of the halberd the first island was formed. Its name was Onogoro.

So far, so good. But when Izanagi and Izanami first met on their island, Izanami spoke to Isanagi without being spoken to first. Since she was the female, and this was improper, their first union created badly-formed offspring who were sent off into the sea in boats.

The next time they met, Izanagi was sure to speak first, ensuring the proper rules were followed, and this time they produced eight children, which became the islands of Japan.

I'm sure you did not fail to miss the significance of this myth for the establishment of Japanese formal society.

At present, Japan is the financial capital of Asia. It has the second largest economy in the world and the largest metropolitan area (Tokyo.)

Technically there are three thousand islands making up the Japanese archipelago. Izanagi and Izanami must have been busy little devils with their jewelled halberd...

Japan's culture is highly technical and organized. Everything sparkles and swooshes on silent, miniaturized mechanisms.

They're a world leader in robotics, and the Japanese have the longest life-expectancy on earth.

Text by Steve Smith.

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