Photos taken as usual on the Sony RX100 III and RX1 - both are incredible cameras. Sony used to get on my nut after using their horrid Vaio series but then I started to get back into Sony products after filming Culture Japan TV - the exmor sensors perform really well in low light.
Anyway, these photos are all 1920 x 1080 so they may make a decent wallpaper for some of you.
First photo is taken at Nihondaira which we will talk about later on.
Mount Fuji in sight - beautiful from the outside but deadly on the inside. Mount Fuji is Japan's highest active volcano and since the 3.11 earthquake has been in an imminent eruptive state. Some research predicts an eruption next year in 2015.
The TV show below tells us what would happen to Tokyo if Mount Fuji erupted.
Still, we live in a world where anything can happen at anytime - no point living in fear.
We have stopped by the Fujikawa Service Area which has a great view of Mount Fuji - here are some folks taking in the view.
Service Areas are always filled with regional souvenirs and nourishment to keep one going on their journey. Japanese service areas are usually very clean and many have enough things to see and do for those who are also waiting out a traffic jam.
Check out this photo post on Japanese service areas.
We have just arrived at Nihondaira ] which is a plateau where you can get lovely views of the area and Mount Fuji too.
This photo was taken at the tea leaf fields at Nihondaira. Get there using these directions and just ask anybody where the tea leaf fields are - "Chabatake wa doko desu ka?
Speaking of ball bearings, time for some grub. I have a sweet tooth and always check the menu to see if they got any decent afters.
Back then I was using my HTC One again but the camera has the "purple cam" problem so I switched back to the Xperia Z1. The Xperia has been on the blink after taking it for a dip in the ocean so have been keeping an eye out on the Xperia Z3 Compact and Nexus 6.
Have you picked up a new phone of late and if so what you using?