The industrial area in Muroran provides quite a dazzling display at nighttime owing to some 13,000 security lights from an oil refinery plant that runs along the coast. It has been voted as one of the five industrial zones in Japan providing superb nighttime views.
Underwater: manta rays, the most graceful swimmer in the Okinawa oceans
Drone shot: autumn at Onuma Quasi-National Park in Hokkaido
Amazing rocket launch moments in Japan
Festivals in Japan: Aomori Nebuta Festival
Underwater: northern sea lions flock to a tiny island