From A Bird's Eye View

Vibrant Japan

Is there anything more vibrant than Japan during cherry blossom season?

Enjoy these aerial photographs of Motohakone, and Lake Ashi in Hakone and Arashiyama and the Katsura River in Kyoto, Japan.

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Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Arashiyama was one of the most picturesque places we visited in Japan. Known for its bamboo grove, Arashiyama is also famous for its shrines, parks, and the Hozu River gorge.

The hillsides along the river are covered with trees of all colours. Looking at the gorge, I just knew that I had to fly right in-between the two hills and capture the spectacular view!

High above the woods in Arashiyama
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The Katsura River in Arashiyama

Cherry blossoms on the hillside
An aerial photo of the Kareyama-koen
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The path along the Katsura River
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Lake Ashi, Hakone, Japan

Lake Ashi provides some of the most beautiful views of Mt. Fuji. We wouldn’t know because the day we arrived, it was completely overcast and Mt. Fuji was no where in sight. But an hour into our arrival, the clouds behind us starting clearing up giving me hope that we could finally see Fuji if we waited. So, we waited, and waited, and waited.

Sadly, no Fuji. But the aerial photos still turned out gorgeous.

An aerial photo of Motohakone and Lake Ashi
All us spectators at the Onshihakone Park
Motohakone and the pier for the Lake Ashi tours

Drone's make for a great selfie stick
Right above the Torii of Peace

Docking area for the boats
An aerial view of the Onshihakone Park
Aerial view of Lake Ashi at Motohakone

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