Fukui's Lake Kuzuryu in Winter

Aerial view of beautiful lake and snowy mountains

By Hiroshi Ohnuki    - 1 min read

Lake Kuzuryu in Fukui Prefecture is an artificial lake created by the construction of the Kuzuryu Dam which was completed in 1968. Since then, the seasonal beauty of the lake surrounded by majestic mountains has delighted the eyes of many visitors. Despite the cold weather, I visited the lake with my drone and captured its winter beauty. Enjoy the frozen landscape of a majestic lake and snowy mountains changing color as they were warmed by a sunset at the end. For your information, we didn't try to capture the sunset. We arrived in the morning, and waited for the strong wind to stop (my drone can't fly in a strong wind). We were waiting until sunset!

Seasonal Beauty of Lake Kuzuryu Series 1. Fukui's Lake Kuzuryu in Winter 2. Autumn Beauty of Lake Kuzuryu

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Hiroshi Ohnuki

Hiroshi Ohnuki @hiroshi.ohnuki

I'm a professional photographer and videographer based in Fukui Prefecture. I'm either taking still photography of merchandise at my studio or shooting photos/videos of landscape, people, etc, out in the field upon my clients' request. At the moment, my interest lies in the video shooting using mini drone, and I'd like to share with you here the aerial videos I shot in various places in my hometown Fukui. 私は福井で写真/ビデオスタジオを経営しています。普段はスタジオで各種商品のスチール写真を撮影、もしくは顧客の要望に応じて各地へ赴き、写真・ビデオ撮影を行っています。現在マルチコプターによる空撮に凝っており、私の故郷福井で撮影した各地の空撮映像をジャパン・トラベルの読者にお届けしたいと思います。

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Justin Velgus 2 years ago
Very clear and crisp video on a clear and crisp day! Well done.
George Tan 6 years ago
This place sure looks lovely!!!
Terrie Lloyd 6 years ago
Although it must have been painful waiting 4-5 hours for the wind to go down, the end result is spectacular. Without the sun set, this video wouldn't have been so striking. Great color contrasts -- similar shots to what you see the pro's getting after days of hanging around on site...
Michael Mighty 6 years ago
Clean, vivid colors and awesome landscape. Thanks for sharing this beautiful video
Hiroshi Ohnuki Videographer 6 years ago
Thank you Mr. Mike for watching my video!
Lester Goh 6 years ago
This is just beautiful. Id imagine it being beautiful on the ground anyway, but to see the way the sun caps the peaks of the mountains, thats awesome.
Hiroshi Ohnuki Videographer 6 years ago
Thank you Lester. Yes, fortunately or unfortunately we had to wait till the sunset but we were rewarded by its gorgeous colors. I wished I could fly high with my drone at that moment!