Tired of the concrete jungle? The air in your city is too polluted? Is your job causing you a lot of stress? Not in the mood to study and need more inspiration? Why don’t you escape to the landscape?
I admire several things about Japan: The people, the culture, the food, the history, architecture, and the landscape and nature. From time to time, I look out of the window, and I gaze into the beautiful mountains covered in green trees from top to bottom. My eyes grow big, and I am filled with awe. Whatever I was thinking or worrying about all comes to a full stop.
Japan is blessed with rich and green nature. I, recently had the opportunity to join a short trip with three Japanese (senior) friends of mine to a town near Beppu: Kitsuki. Along the way, we stopped to have lunch. We brought our Bento (lunchbox) and had our lunch out in nature. The location was terrific. We were far away from civilization, and big, green mountains surrounded us. It was a sunny day, and the temperature was pleasant. Eating your lunch in all tranquillity, with fresh and clean air, no noise, and a beautiful view made my lunch tastier. Some peace and quiet from time to time will do one good.
Normally, I would write about my experiences in detail, but I wanted to do something different this time. I would like to share with you some pictures of Japan’s landscape and nature. And I would like you to look at the pictures down here and take a moment and REALLY see. Don’t scroll through it like you normally would when you look at someone’s Facebook profile photos (lol 😉 ). Believe me when I say being here and seeing it with your own eyes beats everything. The pictures below have been taken on different occasions. I hope this gives you a good glimpse of Japan’s nature. Hopefully you will one day come to Japan and experience it yourself. If you are already in Japan, please take your time and look at nature. Life in Japan can become quite busy, and you might feel like you are drowning in your work or study. Whenever you have a break, take the opportunity and go for a landscape escape :).