Images of Spring in Full Swing


“Someday, this will all be yours, son.”

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening to all our readers around the globe. Earlier this week, I  promised another, longer update by the end of the week. It’s been a bit of a slow news week at Kamikochi, however, with headlines like “Monkey eyes unattended egg salad sandwich” failing to attract much interest. So instead, I’ll be sharing some recent photos from the Nature Guide Five Sense Kamikochi blog.

We’re currently enjoying a window of fine weather before the rainy season descends in mid-June to shake things up. Perhaps the most iconic sight of mid-spring is that of anemones is full bloom amid fields of green green grass:


Lovely stuff, right?  Here’s a closer look:


A perennial favorite among visitors to the park is the mischievous menagerie of Macaques that prowl trees lining Kamikochi’s walking paths. As I have said many many times over the years, these guys are best observed from a distance. I don’t care how long your selfie stick is; don’t get too close or they may turn hostile.

And nobody wants that.

“Enough’s enough, Barry! Give me my egg salad sandwich back.”


Back on the topic of blooming anemones, they are now at their peak around the Myojin area. But even if you’re reading this several weeks after it was posted, Myojin Pond and surrounds are always worth a visit:


Visitors who prefer to take their time and observe minute detail can keep an eye out for tiny life in the ponds and streams of central Kamikochi:

From humble beginnings, this tadpole will someday grow to be a mighty pond frog. Let that one sink in for a minute.


As you can see, it’s a fine time to visit Kamikochi and savor the cool breezes and gentle sunshine of the cool spring season. Actually, the sunshine can be quite strong in terms of UV count, so you’re well advised to wear a hat and apply sunscreen as well.

That’s all for this week. Look for our next update next week and enjoy the fine weather in the meantime!

Source of Information:

Nature Guide Five Sense, Kamikochi blog: