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Since the year 812 people in Japan have recorded the first day in the year the Cherry Blossom was in full bloom in Kyoto. Based on this record you can see some of the local climate effects.
Shizuoka Prefecture’s Izu Peninsula is famous for its beautiful coastline, and the region is a popular getaway destination for Tokyoites who want to spend a weekend relaxing in its quiet seaside towns. But in the early hours of last Sunday morning Japanese Twitter user @rain_mcz wasn’t staring at the sea, but gazing at the stars near Shirahama Shrine in the town of Shimoda.Being a photography buff, @rain_mcz also had a tripod set up, and that turned out to be extremely fortunate, because life doesn’t give you too many chances to take a picture as perfectly beautiful as this.