Mt. Fuji and Kamakura in December

The best time of the year to capture perfection

By Larry Knipfing    - 1 min read

If you are wondering where and how to get that perfect photo of Mt. Fuji during your visit to Japan, this is the place to go. A stroll along the beach in Kamakura (heading to the left while facing the water) in the winter is almost a guarantee "got it" moment! The sky in winter is usually clear as a bell, and is almost the only season you can expect to see Japan's most famous and beautiful mountain just about every day. And if you plan it just right so that you are there for the sunset, the sky is often quite colorful and beautiful. Add to that a surfer or windsurfer or two, Enoshima in the background, and you are sure to go home completely satisfied!

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Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30+ years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! (Visit my online gallery) My other love is fiction writing and I have published quite a few books that take place in Japan. Fun stuff! You can find them at my Amazon Author's Page. In addition to my writing, I have mainly been working in the field of corporate training, and at the same time have done a lot of photography. *Kamakura, and now Yokohama (both in Kanagawa Prefecture) have been my home for almost twenty years and are perfect places for me: Hilly, situated on the water, and with amazing histories. The rest of Kanagawa is equally amazing and includes the great Hakone onsen and spa area.  *Tochigi Prefecture, with World Heritage site Nikko, is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and not far from Tokyo.  *Fukui Prefecture, located in central Japan on the coast of the Japan Sea, is brimming with classic Japanese culture and great natural beauty everywhere you look. I really look forward to sharing ALL of Japan's beauty and magic with all of you. Website: Contact me: