Jess is a freelance photographer and writer for japan-guide.com. She grew up near Austin, Texas, and came to Japan to live in 2008, where she fell in love with the mountains near her home and just never left. Jess likes going camping with her family, exploring the small towns and nature that Japan has to offer, and taking way too many pictures of flowers.
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Taking advantage of the beautiful spring weather, today I visited Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture, located northeast of Tokyo in the Kanto Plain. My purpose today was to see the tulips and the famous blue nemophila flowers which are blooming in the park now.
Yesterday I traveled the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route to view this year’s snow walls at Murodo. Murodo is the highest point on the route that connects Nagano Prefecture’s Omachi Town with Toyama Prefecture’s Toyama City through the spectacular Northern Japan Alps of the Chubu Sangaku National Park.