Breathtaking Winter Magic Upon Japan

22-year-old photographer ‘Naagoshi’ has captured Japan in its full beauty under its magical winter look. Heavy snow has fallen over the grounds of Ginzan Onsen – a beautiful hot spring. It’s an emergence of geothermally heated groundwater that rises from the Earth’s crust. Snow and ice illuminated with romantic city lanterns altogether creating a perfect ambient for the already breathtaking land of the rising sun. Ginzan Onsen is located in Obanazawa, Yamagata Prefecture and its winters are the extreme opposite of their very hot summers. After temperatures above 30°C, it drastically drops with a arrival of one of the heaviest snowfalls in Japan. That’s the time when winter sports come alive and attract tourists as well as many onsens. If you like what you see you can follow Naagoshi’s work on Twitter and Instagram.

Amazing photos by 22-year-old Naagoshi

Hot springs called Ginzan Onsen located in Obanazawa, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan

After above 30°C summer Ginzan Onsen meets one of the heaviest snowfalls in Japanv

Japan’s wonderland

Snowy streets illuminated by romantic city lanterns

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