65 comments on “Patchwork Road Rolling Hills in Hokkaido, Japan

    • Have been to both Hokkaido and Switzerland and as you said, Japan has an alpine feel and resembles Switzerland in some way. Thanks for the comment! Michael

  1. Hey, that looks a might bit like home. I live in the Canadian prairies, 4.5 hours from the Rocky Mountains to the West. I don’t usually look out the window of a plane, but once on a turn I looked and saw miles and miles of patchwork farm fields, very pretty. The restaurant surely would feel at home in the Swiss Alp’s, especially that big beautiful dog. What a surprise to see.

    • I saw similar rolling fields in the UK from the windows of a plane. They can look very attractive from a distance! I like the look of the boy and the dog in the last photo. The only thing that gives away that it is not Europe or Canadian prairies are the small Japanese car parked there. Thanks for the comment! Michael

  2. Wow! I am just looking at the images again and that last one particularly looks so peaceful. A Japanese curry? That does sound intriguing. Do they use wasabi for the curry, I wonder.

  3. I didn’t know that Japan has such a beautiful landscape. I’ve always thought of it as a modernized country with lots of billboards and buildings.

  4. Michael … first when I look at the photos – I thought you they where taken somewhere else .. and I couldn’t find the connection with Japan – it looks like somewhere in Europe or US – even here in Sweden. Have been to Japan, but never been out in country – I have missed a lot. Been ito Sapporo. Stunning – and that they are growing potatoes to chips … fantastic. I was in Japan 1978-79. Visit the website … what a place/area … thank you so much for sharing this. Stunning photos as always.

    • Hi Viveka, this is the northern most island of Japan which I have revisited as I like the setting and the atmosphere. Glad that you like the photos! Michael

    • Michael, very interesting … how they worked the land. As I said I thought it was another part of the world first … that was called Japan. Like with Wales … all over the continents.

  5. I hope you don’t tired of hearing that your photos are just gorgeous! I’m hoping to win the lottery so I can just travel and see all the the amazing sights in the world.

    • I value very much the feedback from my readers which is a motivation for me to take better photos and writing better. Thank you wildacademicwoman!

    • Hi tiny leesons blog, thanks very much for the nomination. I have decided not to pursue or accept any nomination / award during my retirement and for this reason, I have already turned down all similar awards. Knowing that my blog is read in many places of the world is already my biggest reward. With regret, I have to decline the nomination. Thank you once again for the nomination which is very much appreciated! Regards, Michael

  6. It is so wonderful to see your photos. It really does give me a different prespective to what I pictured in my mind when I think of Japan.

    • Hokkaido is somewhat different from the rest of Japan; so it is quite posible that you will have a different perspective on seeing the pictures. Many thanks for the comments & regards, Michael

  7. Wonderful photos – I’m always drawn to rolling fields – actually any kind of field – and open spaces. But it takes the Japanese to name just about every tree, doesn’t it? Thanks for taking the time to share this.

    • Hi bluebrighty, sometimes I wonder whether those trees are planted intentionally and judiciously so that when seen together with the landscaape give you a feel of a painting. Thanks for the comment! Michael

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