Otsu Beach

Otsu’s Crystal Beach

In winter, a rather incredible phenomenon transpires on Otsu Beach, in the south of Hokkaido. I'm in Obihiro, an hour away, so seize the moment!

Rebun Island

Rebun: The Flowered Floating Island

Frantically I put my foot down, driving along the incredible Route 106 (the last stretch of road to the north of Hokkaido) through a storm where the sky and the ocean are as one.

The Ghost of Aoike

Aoike: The Blue Pond

In Japan there are mysterious places often shown in photos but where nobody really seems to go. Aoike – literally the Blue Pond is one of these.