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Top 10 Readers’ Photos: February in Japan

City, snow and a yellow taknuki.

Every month, we’re selecting our favorite travel images from readers. Tag your photo on Instagram or Twitter with #GaijinPotTravel for a chance to be featured on our site.

1) For the love of the hike in Otome Valley, Gifu.


2) Gettin’ freaky in Kurashiki, Okayama.


3) A rivier gallery in Nakai, Tokyo.


4) When winter comes, so do beautiful monsters at Zao Onsen, Yamagata.


5) A yellow tanuki (raccoon dog)? Ka-wa-iiiiiiiii in Osaka.


6) Oh the places you’ll go at Fuji Station in Shizuoka.

What a way to get photobombed by Fuji san.

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7) IRL. Does kinkaku-ji even have a bad angle? In Kyoto.

Kinkakuji looks lovely even against a grey sky ?

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8) Kyushu… my God-Buddha-Allah-Flying-Spaghetti-Monster. ?? Way down in Kagoshima.


9) Mad chill in Nagano.


10) Frosty boat ride at Mogami River in Yamagata.

Thanks for tagging us and for reading. See you next month!