Kouyounotaki Autumn Leaves Waterfall
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Kouyounotaki Autumn Leaves Waterfall

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A beautiful autumn day in Hokkaido. From the road this beautiful spot is very accessable - just a 10 min walk. Autumn is amazing here in Hokkaido and the leave are really starting to turn.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Hokkaido

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A: Chisenupuri Peak

di Glen Claydon, 4.5 km di distanza

Mt Chisenupuri sits pretty much in the middle of the Annuprui range. You can me Mt Annupuri in the di...

Chisenupuri Peak

B: Top of Moiwa Ski Field - Summer

di Glen Claydon, 7.8 km di distanza

This pano was pretty memorable because it was the first time i realised that hiking in the early morn...

Top of Moiwa Ski Field - Summer

C: Moiwa Ski Field Top - Winter

di Glen Claydon, 7.8 km di distanza

Taken just below the lift house of the hood quad lift at Moiwa Ski Field. Great view's of Mt Annupuri...

Moiwa Ski Field Top - Winter

D: Moiwa Peak

di Glen Claydon, 7.9 km di distanza

Moiwa is ok .... ; )  Nice view on this day ....itwas my oringinal panomania day where i shot about 3...

Moiwa Peak

E: Mt Iwaonupuri, Goshiki Onsen

di Glen Claydon, 8.0 km di distanza

This pano was taken at the viewing platform overlooking Mt Iwanupuri and Goshiki Onsen ( hot spring b...

Mt Iwaonupuri, Goshiki Onsen

F: Niseko Hanazono Hill Climb 1st

di Glen Claydon, 8.3 km di distanza

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Niseko Hanazono Hill Climb 1st

G: Niseko Weiss Top lift Autumn

di Glen Claydon, 8.5 km di distanza

After living in the Niseko Hirafu area for a long time i'd never hiked the peak Weiss but finally mad...

Niseko Weiss Top lift Autumn

H: Niseko Hanazono Hillclimb Finish

di Glen Claydon, 8.8 km di distanza

This was the finish line for the Niseko Hanazono Hill Climb. Looked pretty tough and the race was bas...

Niseko Hanazono Hillclimb Finish

I: SL Steam Train Rankoshi

di Glen Claydon, 9.1 km di distanza

In summer and occasionally in winter the Japan Rail company operates this steam train and this is the...

SL Steam Train Rankoshi

J: Annupuri Village Niseko

di Glen Claydon, 9.4 km di distanza

1st of October was a beautiful day and while i was passing Annupuri Village thought it would be a swe...

Annupuri Village Niseko

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Hokkaido, Japan

Questa è una vista generale di 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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