So I figure it's about time I post at least some of my Japan photos here. These ones are from the Hakone checkpoint.
Hakone, in the Kanagawa prefecture, used to serve as a primary checkpoint for travelers to/from Edo (Tokyo) under the Tokugawa shogunate.
Lake Ashi, with Mt Fuji in the background
Leaves are just starting to change color in the area.
Mt Fuji starts to hide behind cloud cover.
Interesting tree formation
Another view of Mt Fuji
Lake Ashi shrine gates
?wakudani sulfur vents. Eggs boiled in the sulfuric hot springs turn black, and eating one of the black eggs is said to add seven years to your life. I ate two O_o;
Another view of the sulfuric vents
A couple of sunset shots, and the moon rising over the mountains.