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Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Sagano, better known as Arashiyama, is a vast area in Ukyo-ku district, northwest of Kyoto city, encircled by Mounts Ogura and Atago and the Katsura river.

Natadera Temple

Natadera Temple

Natadera Temple, in the suburb of Komatsu (Ishikawa prefecture) a few kilometres from Kanazawa city, belongs to the Shingon Buddhist sect.

Great Peace Tower

Osaka Great Peace Tower

This oddly designed tower is a cenotaph, in other words a funerary monument that doesn’t contain human remains but was erected in memory of a person, or group of people.

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🇫🇷 Allez, une dernière photo de fleurs pour cette année ! J’arrive les amis 😘 (oui, oui…)

🇺🇸 One last photo with flowers for this year! Here we go!

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🇫🇷 Une jolie petite rue, où les gens passent sans s’arrêter (ou le contraire)

🇺🇸 There is actually Fuji-san normally visible on the right side but I had to crop the photos for Instagram! Damn in, Insta!

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🇫🇷 Le Japon est complètement fou des tunnels floraux, ils fleurissent de partout 😍

🇺🇸 Japan is really going with flowers tunnels these past years, there are more and more 😎

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🇫🇷 Vous pensez au Japon quand vous voyez ce genre de paysage ?
🇺🇸 Do you really think it’s Japan when you see this kind of landscape?

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🇫🇷 Le fameux parc d’Ibaraki vidé de ses touristes ! Sauf moi, je joue à cache cache avec le garde !

🇺🇸 Isn’t this freaking purpliful ?! 💜

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🇫🇷 Le temple de Shiofune (à Tokyo), c’est une farandole folle de couleurs ! 
🇺🇸 If this place was edible I would swallow it all in one gulp, miaaaaam 😍

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🇫🇷 Souvenirs, le sanctuaire de Nezu dans les masques sur la tronche… 

🇺🇸 Will we ever be able to visit the Nezu Shrine without mask on our face? 

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🇫🇷 Je crois que j’ai jamais été autant fan d’une échelle 😆

🇺🇸 I have never ever been so fan of a ladder 🤣

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🇫🇷 Si il y avait un jardin d’Eden, il ressemblerait sûrement à ça ! Je trouve ça chattement plus beau que tous ces cerisiers postrés partout, fiers comme des panneaux cédez le passage 🫣🤪

🇺🇸 I love breaking and eating a coconut after a good morning swim. You know that feeling? My sense of rewards was very similar when I got to that view. 

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🇫🇷 Une lumière matinale bien agréable… et dire que dans une semaine je vais me retrouver seul sur une île loin de tout, pendant une semaine et… sous la pluie ! 🫣

🇺🇸 Today’s morning light is very relaxing 💕

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🇫🇷 Une jolie bouboule ! J’ai pris cette photo alors que je jouais jusqu’à des heures indécentes à un certain jeu sur Nintendo Switch… devinerez-vous lequel ? 🥰 

🇺🇸 Isn’t that flowery ball lovely?! I took that photo at this certain period of time everyone was playing the same game on Nintendo Switch. Can you guess which one?

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🇫🇷 Mifuneyama, le magnifique parc aux 200,000 azalées 🌺 

🇺🇸 Mifuneyama, a magnificent park with supposedly 200,000 azaleas 🌺 

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🇫🇷 Avant dernière photo de sakura pour cette année 2022 ! Voici un sakura solitaire dans la région d’Iwate, au nord du Japon 🥹

🇺🇸 Here is a beautiful and solitary sakura 😍 It’s located in Iwate Prefecture next to a very famous farm 🤨

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🇫🇷 Une vague de fleurs en plein coeur de Tokyo 💕

🇺🇸 A wave of flowers in the heart of Tokyo.

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🇫🇷 Les sakura du Palais Imperial de Tokyo.

🇺🇸 The sakura around the Tokyo Imperial Palace.

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🇫🇷 Un sakura qui trône fièrement au milieu des champs de thé vert 🍵👀

🇺🇸 This sakura sits proudly in the middle of green tea fields ✨

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🇫🇷 Un cœur de sakura dans les environs de Kyoto.

🇺🇸 A heart of sakura nearby Kyoto.

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🇫🇷 Le sakura d’Ine, pourtant si discret toute l’année, fait vraiment son intéressant au printemps ! 🎉

🇺🇸 This sakura at Ine is so quiet and discreet all year round, when suddenly, in spring, it pops like a superstar ! 😙

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Haikyo (Urban Exploration)

Japan

La Plage aux Cristaux d’Otsu

La « Jewelry Ice » est un phénomène totalement unique, observable à la plage d’Otsu, dans la ville de Toyokoro, à Hokkaido. Durant l’hiver, la rivière Tokachi qui coule à proximité de cette ville de pêcheurs gèle sous...