Blue Lake & Mt. Asahi in Hokkaido

Highest mountain in Hokkaido where snow lasts longest

By Masayoshi Hirose    - 1 min read

Mt. Asahi is the highest mountain in Hokkaido and the main peak of the 'Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group'.

Here, you can see snow at the latest time of the year in Japan, and you can see autumn foliage at the earliest time as well. In this photo story, I'd like to introduce gregarious alpine plants, one of the largest and bluest summer mountains, and a blue pond in Shirogane, Biei, in Hoddaido. (Photos were taken around July 20th)

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.  

Original by Masayoshi Hirose