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!
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.
One day, or maybe one night, near a cemetery, I fell asleep ...
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.
Turn your head to the right and there’s a surprise: the handsome rocks of Ebisu and Daikoku basking in the Sea of Japan.
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