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Top 10 Readers’ Photos: October 2018 in Japan

October 2018 came and went in the blink of an eye — though not before we got a little excitement in for Halloween. This month is mostly just the anticipation of that spooky holiday, strange pumpkin flavors gone amuck and the fall leaves finally turning, but still, our readers captured some worthy moments. Every month, we select 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.Happy Halloween!

 

2. Just when you think Japan can no longer surprise you… This pops up in your feed.

 

3. Adorbs. (PS- Mitsukejima and the surrounding area on the Noto Peninsula was one of our Top 10 Japan Travel Destinations for 2018!)

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17 June 2018 Mitsukejima – also known as ‘Gunkanjima’ or ‘Battleship Island’ on account of its shape – is just a ten-minute drive south of Suzu City. Coming from Wajima, Mitsukejima was the last on our list of destinations to visit for the day: We were excited to get there just in time for sunset, but soon realised that the sun would not be setting over the ocean, but directly behind us. We’d definitely recommend getting to Mitsukejima early and catching the sunrise if you can; I’m sure the view is well worth the effort! During low tide, it’s also possible to walk along the path of rocks leading up to the island, though the surface is extremely slippery and Maki and I weren’t game enough to try it. We did venture slightly out to get these photos though, where I was once again defeated by that infernal self-timer. やっとこさ着きました、見附島。別名、軍艦島とも呼ばれているみたいで、島の形からその呼び名にも納得。引き潮の時間帯には、島の近くまで写真の中央に見える踏石を渡って行けるみたい。ちょっとそこまで渡ってみたけれど、滑りやすい注意報!私たちが着いた頃には日没の時間だったけれど、見附島は太陽が沈む反対側に位置していたので次回早起きして日の出だねって。夏はキャンプも出来るみたいだし、その時にでも。それでも日が沈む頃には空が柔らかい薄ピンク色で、サンセットとはまた違って良し。 2枚目の写真、たまにあるアレ。まだシャッター切れてなかったね!なやつ。 #japan #suzu #mitsukejima #nihonkai #leicam5 #myjapan #japan_vacations #visitjapanjp #japan_visit #japan_daytime_view #gaijinpottravel #japanawaits #daily_photo_japan #explorejpn #shotonfilm #filmphotography #art_of_japan #tripgramjp_ishikawa #cotrip #hokuriku #travellingonfilm #travelingcouple #travelblogger #旅好き #フィルムカメラ好きな人と繋がりたい #北陸 #その旅に物語を #能登ふるさと博フォトコン #ことりっぷ #見附島

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4. Hello, Kitte!

 

5. Just you, me and Owakudani.

 

6. This could be no where else but the wonderous Kamikochi.

 

7. We respect a traveler who gets a day’s work in on their trip. Cheers!

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これは海水を運ぶものなんだけれど、これがまたすごく重い。持ち上げてバランスをとるのも一苦労なのに、歩くなんて!Jakeは置き所が悪かったせいか、数日首回りが痛かったみたい。恐るべし塩作り職人さん達!これが今でも受け継がれていることにもオドロキ。 Next, we had a chance to lift the buckets that are used to carry seawater in from the ocean – even empty they weighed quite a bit, so we were impressed again by how hard the farmers work to produce the salt. 17 June 2018 #japan #suzu #nihonkai #olympusmjuii #leicam5 #myjapan #japan_vacations #visitjapanjp #japan_visit #japan_daytime_view #gaijinpottravel #japanawaits #daily_photo_japan #explorejpn #shotonfilm #filmphotography #art_of_japan #tripgramjp_ishikawa #cotrip #hokuriku #travellingonfilm #travelingcouple #旅好き #フィルムカメラ好きな人と繋がりたい #北陸 #その旅に物語を #揚げ浜塩田 #能登ふるさと博フォトコン #ことりっぷ #能登半島

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8. OF COURSE.

 

9. Can someone explain to us this affinity for the ‘bucks? Our readers go nuts for Starbucks posts! (As seen in Dazaifu, Fukuoka.)

 

10. #Iconic at Fushimi Inari Shrine

Thanks for reading and see you next month!