From the heights of Kumano-nachi Grand Shrine, behold the impressive Nachi waterfall and the surrounding forest of Kumano-kodo!
Sébastien Duval photographed this landscape in Wakayama prefecture. You can see more on Inner Japan‘s photo gallery of Japanese landscapes!
Ancient trees welcome pilgrims on the routes of Kumano-kodo… Enter the forest, breathe and admire the landscape!
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Stumbling upon gorgeous landscapes in Hokkaido is always a pleasure; discovering these waterfalls and river near Mount Tokachi was a great moment! The trees were so green, the water so blue…
These waterfalls were photographed by Sébastien Duval. To discover other gorgeous landscapes from Japan, go to Inner Japan‘s dedicated photo gallery!
At the edge of this cliff on Mount Nokogiri? Breathtaking looking down… Breathtaking looking sideways… The forest is astonishing on clear days!
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Ancient capital of Japan, Kyoto city features many peaceful Japanese gardens with quiet ponds, rocks, lush pine trees, and other trees with leaves turning yellow, orange and red when autumn approaches…
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The top of Mount Shirane (near Kusatsu town, Gunma prefecture) is one of my favourite landscapes in Japan thanks to its beautiful lake contrasting with the surrounding soil…
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Mount Fuji offers breathtaking sights on cloudy afternoons: look at this mountainous landscape!
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My favourite hidden landscape in Japan is a coastal cliff at Dogashima (near Nishi-izu town, Shizuoka prefecture) due to a deep blue sea, visible layers in the rock, colourful deposits, improbable vegetation, and a mysterious cave… Ride a boat to see that landscape!
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During your stay on Iriomote island, a water buffalo with large circular horns can quickly take you across the sea to visit the botanical garden of Yubu island! It is great fun the first time and there is no way to get sea sick
Travel photo 1: Water buffalos ready to go to Yubu island.
Travel photo 2: Tourists crossing the sea in a cart pulled by a water buffalo
Travel photo 3: Iriomote island seen from behind a water buffalo!
During my autumnal trip in Okinawa, the driver even played an Okinawan musical instrument “sanshin” during the crossing Will you be that lucky too?
- Water buffalo = 水牛 (Suigyu).
- Iriomote island = 西表島 (Iriomote-jima), Yubu island = 由布島 (Yubu-jima).
- Okinawa prefecture = 沖縄県 (Okinawa-ken).
Active travellers with a guide can witness beautiful and exciting landscapes at Iriomote island’s jungle, as I did during my second stay in Okinawa in 2008. A helicopter tour would give you great views of the island but you would miss the unique sights of inner Japan enjoyed while canoeing or trekking in the jungle!
Ecotour photo 1: River partly covered by trees seen from a canoe.
Ecotour photo 2: First sight of Pinaisara waterfalls while canoeing.
Ecotour photo 3: River seen through dense foliage while trekking in the jungle.
Ecotour photo 4: Best panorama of Iriomote island from the top of Pinaisara waterfalls… See the top of the waterfalls, lively jungle, barely visible river, multi-coloured sea, and bright sky!
Ecotour photo 5: Sébastien Duval with a smile at the bottom of Pinaisara waterfalls after trekking.
Adventurers, nature lovers and travellers trying to find inner peace, your visit at Iriomote island may be your only chance to see such landscapes… Make the best of it!
- Iriomote island = 西表島 (Iriomote-jima), Okinawa prefecture = 沖縄県 (Okinawa-ken).
- Pinaisara waterfalls = ピナイサーラの滝 (Pinaisara-no-taki).