Hyogoto Photo Writer List
Hironobu Matsuoka / Photo-writer
Born in 1974 in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, and currently living there, Hironobu is the president of Mediapolis Inc.
“I travel around the country in Solar King, an eco-camping car that has a solar power generator, and film the beautiful scenery of Japan in high-definition. I want to move around the country as much as possible and leave behind videos of precious Japanese nature and scenery for future generations to enjoy. Although I travel all over the country, I love my home area of Setouchi.”
‘Healing Japan TV’ – Traveling virtually around the country through ‘healing videos’.
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Yamaroku Chaya: Pour Shodoshima Island Soy Sauce on Ice Cream for Mysterious Flavors!
“The Blue Marine”, A Semi-Submerged Tour Boat on which to Admire Tropical Fish & Coral While ‘Walking on the Bottom of the Ocean’!
Minami Awa Sun Line: The Seaside Drive with Beautiful Scenery the Whole Way!
Nadakuroiwa Suisenkyou: Step into Amazing Scenery with 5 Million Daffodils backdropped by Azure Seas !
Amagoi Falls, the “Couple” Waterfalls at the End of a Healing Walk by a Mountain Stream!
MUMU, the Fashionable Café by the Seashore of Shodoshima Island!
Try the Luxurious Uwajima Sea Bream Rice Created by Iyo Suigun Pirates in Ehime, the Area that Produces the Most Sea Bream in Japan!
Sunset Hunter VOL. 1 - Shimanami Kaido: The Worshipped Mt. Shirataki & its Beautiful Sunsets!
Innoshima Bridge Memorial Park: Enjoy Marvelous Views of The Bridge & Daihamasaki Lighthouse!
“Almost Like Nature's Own Obstacle Course!” Tamagawa Camping Ground with an Onsen, Amazing Sea Views & Segoe Beach!
Ogama Falls: A Giant Serpent Lives in the Waterfall Basin?!
Standing in the center of Innoshima Island along Shimanami Kaido, Suigun Castle towers over its surroundings.
Facing the Sea of Japan in the northern part of Yamaguchi prefecture, the ruins of Hagi Castle are located at the foot of Mt. Shizuki. Counted among Japan's top 100 castles, it can even be said to have been the home of the leading spirits of Japan's restoration.
The southern part of Tokushima prefecture is a treasure trove of spots to see the first sunrise of the New Year! However, as it's dotted with numerous marvelous locations, it might be difficult to decide where to go.
Akiyoshidai Plateau is the largest karst plateau in Japan, and Mt. Kanmuri, located in the northern part, is known for being an easy trekking course.
Hiruzen Plateau is located at an altitude of 500-600 m in the northern part of Okayama prefecture.
This is Shimotsui Gion Shrine in southern Okayama prefecture.
With a total length of 2km, Sekichu-kei is a valley located in the western part of Yamaguchi prefecture that has been designated both as a place of scenic beauty, and as a natural monument.
This is Niinohama Beach, one of the finest in Japan and some of the best quality waters anywhere in the country.
Over millennia, Yoshii River has slowly eroded the granite plateau to create Okutsu Valley.
Located in northwest Yamaguchi, Omi Island has a circumference of about 40 km.
Goukei, a place where strangely shaped rocks and cliffs backdrop a clear stream…
Kikugahama is a first-rate, beautiful beach with white sands and green pines.
Surrounded by deep forest, Chomonkyo Gorge comprises of a clear stream, monoliths and strangely shaped stones all in perfect harmony.
At a height of just 112m, Kasayama, which is located in northern Yamaguchi prefecture, is often called "the smallest volcano in the Orient".
Jakuchi Gorge is being carved by Jakuchi River, the source of which is at Yamaguchi prefecture's highest peak, Mt. Jakuchi (1337m above sea level).
Located in the northernmost part of Okayama prefecture, Iwai Falls can be admired from the inside.
Continuing our trip around the picturesque Susa Bay, we tour the areas fabulous observation decks.
Located at the Kusama plateau in western Okayama prefecture, Rashomon is a place where in ancient times the ceiling of an enormous cave collapsed and formed natural bridges.
Today, in Part 2 of our Taishakukyo Valley Walking Course, I will be introducing a limestone cave.