Thank you everyone for your amazing entries for the 10th COOL JAPAN VIDEOS Photo Contest.
After thorough screening, we have decided on the prize-winning entries and will announce the results here.
Click here for the details page and contest overview

Greetings

Thank you very much for your many entries to the 10th COOL JAPAN VIDEOS Photo Contest - Nature in Japan.

Japan has many natural attractions, such as the four seasons of spring, summer, fall, and winter, and the spectacular natural scenery formed naturally by the Japanese archipelago.
There are still many spectacular spots that we have not yet discovered, and we wholeheartedly enjoyed selecting the winners.
We hope that this photo contest was an opportunity for people around the world to learn about the charms of nature in Japan.

We will continue to hold COOL JAPAN VIDEOS Photo Contests on a regular basis.
We hope that by posting information about Japan, more and more people will learn about its charms and actually visit Japan.

Thank you for your continued support of COOL JAPAN VIDEOS.

Announcement of Results

※In no particular order
If you were selected as a winner, please follow the proper procedures to receive your prize.
「COOL JAPAN VIDEOS」Photo Contest Grand Prize
Judges' Comments
The scenery of a tea plantation reminds us of the mountains that symbolize Japan.
You can practically smell the crisp green air.
We have selected this photo as the Grand Prize for its depiction of nature, which has been an integral part of life for the Japanese as an agrarian people since ancient times.
「COOL JAPAN VIDEOS」Photo Contest Honorable Mention
Judges' Comments
There are many swans along the shores of Lake Yamanaka, and you can even watch them while enjoying a boat ride.
We have selected this photo, which captures a beautiful moment of Diamond Fuji and a swan extending its wings, as an Honorable Mention.
「COOL JAPAN VIDEOS」Photo Contest Honorable Mention
Judges' Comments
This superb photograph captures the glow of the morning sun shining through a sea of clouds on the Yakuno Highlands in Kyoto.
We have selected this work as an Honorable Mention because of the beautiful contrast between the mountains, which resemble an ink painting, and the light of hope that shines down on the town.
「COOL JAPAN VIDEOS」Photo Contest Honorable Mention
Judges' Comments
Koiwai Farm in Iwate Prefecture.
A beautiful collaboration of cherry blossoms in full bloom from late April to around Golden Week, the majestic Mt. Iwate clad in lingering snow, and fresh green pastures.
We are pleased to present an Honorable Mention to this photograph that really captures all of the beauty Japan's outdoors has to offers.
「COOL JAPAN VIDEOS」Photo Contest Honorable Mention
Judges' Comments
The glow of midwinter taken in Kikuchi, Kumamoto.
The flow of the river and the light coming in give the viewer a sense of the grandeur of nature.
We are pleased to present an Honorable Mention to this photo, which shows the spirit of Japan's mountains.
「COOL JAPAN VIDEOS」Photo Contest Honorable Mention
Judges' Comments
Komezuka located in Aso, Kumamoto.
This popular sightseeing spot is shaped like a bowl that has been flipped over and shows the four seasons of Japan.
This work of art captures an autumn evening colored in silver grass, conveying the magnificent nature of Aso.
We are pleased to award an Honorable Mention to this photo that depicts Mt. Aso as nature has created it over its long history.
Thank you
for all your submissions!
List of Past Photo Contest Results

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