Mt. Fuji Autumn Leaves Photo Tour - Lake Shojiko & The Sea of Trees
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
By Japan Dreamscapes
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Taking a Mt. Fuji Autumn Leaves Photo Tour means Fuji-san is the main star, but the Fuji Five Lakes also carry a great importance as part of your Japan Photo Tour experience.  Over ninety-five percent of Japanese nationals have never visited all the five lakes; and a staggering 99.5% international visitors have either, you will be among the few that have photographed and walked the shores of all the sacred fuji five lakes.


That commitment to seeing all of the Fuji Five Lakes, even the smallest of all of the Lake Shojiko.  Lake Shojiko is often overlooked because, when compared to the other of the Fuji Five Lakes, it is less developed in terms of tourist attractions.  It is precisely this lack of development and intrusion of man-made structures that make Lake Shojiko attractive to the Japan Dreamscapes (JDS) Photo Workshop Leaders.  They look at the lake and the few hotels on the northern edge as unsullied photo ops of glorious Mt. Fuji.  Leaving the beaten path is one of JDS’s specialities, and we take pride in showing clients different perspectives as part of the photo tour.


Lake Shojiko also shares a border with the famous Sea of Trees.  The Sea of Trees is well-known among local residents and visiting photographers, but the reasons why it is well-known may surprise you.  Aokigahara, at the base of Mt. Fuji, is the natural therapy forest for Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing) with camera in hand. The trees grow in natural volcanic planting pots in rich peat moss. The forest popularity is growing among fine art photographers with its incalculable mythological forms appearing from tree roots and moss growing in around and over volcanic lava rock.  It is a photo experience you will never forget.

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