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Top 10 Readers’ Photos: July in Japan

You'll cool off just lookin' at these shots.

From the cracking open sea urchin in Hokkaido to the depths of great wonders of Yakushima, here are the highlights of where our readers traveled in July!

Every month, we’re selecting our favorite travel images from readers to help showcase and discover new ground in Japan’s vast landscapes and cityscapes. Tag your photo on Instagram or Twitter with #GaijinPotTravel for a chance to be featured on our site.


1. Turquoise waters of Nishiizu, Shizuoka.

2. Wall of lights at Mitama Matsuri at Yasukuni Shrine.

3. GaijinPot Travel Hokkaido Trip Giveaway winners Ana and Hugo tasting the freshest sea urchin!

4. They don’t call it the Japanese Alps for nothin’ at Mount Yarigatake in Nagano.

Sunrise in the Japanese Alps ? ⛰

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5. Fuji season! (at Mount Fuji, duh!)

6. Kakigori overkill? In Ginza, Tokyo.

7. Borderless exhibitions are just pure amazement. In Odaiba, Tokyo.

8. It’s too hot to happily do anything else. #BeachDay at Fuzuzamami Beach, Okinawa.

Day 3 of the #litokinawafaves photo challenge! Today’s prompt is ‘BEACH’ and I wanted to highlight a new fave. . Back in May my lovely husband, friend and I spent 3 days in the Keramas. I was so happy to finally be able to explore Zamami Island!! I kind of want to go back to stay the night! . Furuzamami Beach is located on the east side of the island and is part of the Kerama National Park. As always I couldn’t believe my eyes when we walked down the wooden deck and saw the empty beach!! . The sand is soft (a huge deal since most Oki beaches are full of coral) and the water is all shades of turquoise! No wonder they call it #keramablue! ? . Fun fact: it was awarded a ⭐️⭐️ rating by the Michelin Green Guide. It is a must visit for those who enjoy snorkeling or just the beach like myself! . Have you been to Zamami Island? To the Keramas? If not, tell me which is your favorite Oki beach? . . . . . #沖縄 #沖縄ライフ #座間味 #kerama #keramas #keramaislands #zamami #zamamiisland #furuzamamibeach #eastchinasea #summerinjapan #beokinawa #visitokinawa #visitjapanjp #kadenafss #okinawaliving #permissioncfj #japanawaits #gaijinpottravel #japanbeach #okilivingmag

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9. The unmissable Yakushima. ?

10. I see you… at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, Kyoto.

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