Sunday, July 06, 2008

Hokkaido Photos

I finally got around to uploading some higher quality photos from our holiday in Hokkaido.
This one, of the open road sums it up quite nicely.
Hokkaido road
This is Mt Rausu on the Shiretoko peninsula

Mt Rausu

Oshinkoshin waterfall on the Shiretoko peninsula
Oshinkoshin waterfall

This is one of several very beautiful butterflies we saw

And this was the huge octopus we saw when diving off the coast of Shiretoko, Sea of Ohkotsk.
Diving off the coast of Shiretoko penisula
(My thanks to our very able instructor for taking the photo of us)

If you'd like to pop over to Flickr you can see some more of the photos we took.

It was quite a shock to come back to Tokyo and see more people on the subway on the way back from the airport than we had seen for the whole two weeks previously.


Aaron said...

I've long wanted to visit Hokkaido and your pictures have added to that urge. Looks like quite fetching countryside.

Hope you're well, and big, in Japan.

Jon Allen said...

Thanks Aaron.

If you do go, wait till the G8 Summit is over. All the hotels are fully booked this coming week!

the soul of japan said...

Wow ! These photos bring back fond memories of my last trip to Shiretoko. Good job !