Time lapse: A “Christmas Tree” standing in a field blanketed with snow—soaring approx. 8 meters high, this “Christmas Tree” spruce stands in the midst of Biei Town’s gently undulating hills. The tree gets its nickname from its shape—which bears an uncanny resemblance to a Christmas tree—and is a famous photography spot. However, it is not possible to approach the tree as it is growing on private property.
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