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Okinawa's Rocky Coastline

Stunning Okinawa Coastline

vdubtravels
vdubtravels
115 VŪZ 6 6
a month ago

Check out this drone video from the Japanese island of Okinawa, compliments of vdubravels.  Okinawa is a small island that lies almost 650 km (about 400 mi) south of Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan's four main islands.  Due to its strategic location, Okinawa has been the primary base for US forces based in Japan.  What you'll see in this video though is the pure natural beauty of this gem of the Pacific Ocean, which covers an area of about 1.2k square km (about 400 square mi).  

DVA Nominee from Japan

Japan: The Land of the Rising Sun | Zimy Da Kid

zimydakid
zimydakid
4.2k VŪZ 64 58
9 months ago

Top contributor Zimy Da Kid created this epic aerial tour of Japan, which he shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone supplemented with ground camera footage.  The video takes us from first from capital city Tokyo and then to Kanazawa, during the height of the  cherry blossom season.  Then he proceeds to ancient Kyoto and its magnificent temples, and from there to Nara, Osaka, the Nachi waterfall, and Mt. Fuji. This video is a nominee in our Drone Video Awards' Countries & Regions category.

DVOW/DVOM Nominee from Japan

Japanese spring, summer, autumn, winter.

nauj
nauj
1.2k VŪZ 17 19
3 months ago

Shot on the ever popular and always impressive Mavic Air this four-minute tour of the Pacific island nation of Japan by nauj is fantastic. The country's origins trace back to pre-historic civilization, seeing it with modern technology is quite the treat! From the volcanos to the snowcapped forests, towering Buddhist structures to the sea's endless horrizon, you get a miniature tour of the amazing country in this drone video, which was a Nominee for the Drone Video of the Week and Month.

Aerial Tour of Japan

Take Your Time in JAPAN

Fujiabra Films
Fujiabra Films
1.3k VŪZ 32 33
a year ago

Feast your eyes on this magificent travel video from Japan, compliments of top contributor Fujibra Films.  The video skillfully combines drone footage with ground camera footage to create a captivating view of this ancient island nation.  The video opens with an epic shot of the snow-covered mountains of Japan in winter.  From there you'll get glimpses of Japan's skiing scene, its temples and pagoda's, majestic Mt. Fuji, and other sights and sounds of the country. 

Aerial Tour of Tokyo

Tokyo From Above

BigHeadGreg
BigHeadGreg
16.5k VŪZ 104 49
2 years ago

Japan's capital Tokyo is center of the largest metropolitan area in the world.  In this video, which was nominated for the Drone Video of the Year Awards in the Cities category, contributor Big Head Greg takes us on an aerial tour of this gigantic city.  It is situated at the confluence of several rivers on the east coast of the island of Honshu (the largest of Japan's four main islands), at the head of Tokyo Bay on the Pacific Ocean.  Tokyo hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics and will be hosting its second in 2020. 

The Harbor of Kobe on Osaka Bay

Kobe Harbour with Mavic Pro

Styfly I STUDIO
Styfly I STUDIO
3.2k VŪZ 44 34
2 years ago

Kobe is Japan's sixth largest city, a seaport city lying on the north side of Osaka Bay on the southern side of the island of Honshu.  Considered part of the greater Osaka area, it is Japan's fourth largest seaport by freight volume.  In this video, Styfly Studio uses a DJI Mavic Pro drone to take us on an aerial tour of Kobe.  You'll get a bird's eye view of this important (and very old) seaport, whose harbor is dotted with artificial islands to increase the city's useable land area.

Okinawa Drone Tour

8 days in Okinawa with drone

Chris Jeon
Chris Jeon
1.7k VŪZ 24 17
a year ago

Japan's Okinawa Prefecture includes a group of islands, including the island of Okinawa, south of the country's main islands.  The island saw some of the heaviest fighting in the Pacific in World War II, including the first kamikaze attacks.  Zamami is a small village sitting on 20 of the islands in the region.  Top contributor Jeon Donghee spent eight days in Zamami with a drone, creating this amazing aerial video of this paradise in the East China Sea.

Kyushu by Drone

drone flights in KYUSHU SEASIDE

SUPERIDOL
SUPERIDOL
640 VŪZ 25 16
3 years ago

Kyushu is the southernmost/westernmost of Japan's four main islands.   Its largest city is Fukuoka, with a population of about 1.5 million.  Kyushu is less densely populated than Honshu, the main island of Japan.  The physical scenery of Kyushu is spectacular, with many volcanoes and beaches (including Mt. Aso, Japan's most active volcano).  Contributor Superidol used a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone to give us a wonderful bird's eye view of this Pacific island.  

Air and Ground Tour of Japan

THIS IS JAPAN

robinmaeter
robinmaeter
2.0k VŪZ 33 19
a year ago

Top contributor Robinmaeter created this stunning drone video from a trip to Japan.  Using a DJI Mavic Air combined with a ground camera, he gives us a masterful look at one of the world's most beautiful countries.  You will see some of the natural wonders of the country, as well as Osaka and Kyoto, the country's second and third most populous cities, respectively.  Follow along and see a country that is home to one of the most distinctive cultures on earth.  

Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle Japan 名古屋城 Sunrise - via Drone 4k

skys_feed
skys_feed
2.7k VŪZ 28 19
2 years ago

Nagoya Castle is one of the most important cultural sites in Japan.  It is located in Nagoya, Japan's third largest city, on the western coast of Honshu, the most populous island of the Japanese Archipelago.  From the 17th-19th centuries, this was one of the most important cities in Japan.  Contributor Skys_feed used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to give us a marvelous bird's eye view of this castle, which historically sat on some of the country's most important trade routes.  

Hokkaido: Northern Japan

NORTHERNMOST travel around hokkaido, Japan

Wutang
Wutang
641 VŪZ 15 11
a year ago

Hokkaido is the northernmost of Japan's four main islands.  It is the second largest island by land area but is much less densely populated than Honshu; with just over 5 million inhabitants, it's just a fraction of the size of Tokyo population-wise.  It is a mountainous and at-times frozen land, in places resembling Siberia which lies just across the Sea of Japan.  Contributor Wutang used a drone to create this beautiful aerial tour of this northern Pacific island.  

Shikoku's Matsuyama Castle

Castle on the sky

Binky Blue
Binky Blue
112 VŪZ 9 6
2 years ago

Check out this stunning drone video of a castle on the Japanese island of Skikoku, compliments of contributor Binky Blue.  Matsuyama Castle was originally built in the early 17th century on Mt. Matsuyama.  It's situated in the prefecture of Ehime Prefecture which covers the western part of Shikoku, the smallest of the four main islands of Japan.  Much of the castle was destroyed by fire after being struck by lightning in the late 18th century; it was substantially rebuilt in the 19th century.

Beautiful Kyushu

美九州 BEAUTY OF KYUSHU - FLIGHT ACROSS SOUTHERN JAPAN

SUPERIDOL
SUPERIDOL
10.9k VŪZ 65 47
2 years ago

Kyushu is the southernmost of Japan's four main islands, with a distinctive culture and history.  In this video, contributor Superidol gives us an amazing aerial tour of the Kyushu, far less known than the main island Honshu.  He flies through forests, over picturesque resort towns, and over rocky mountain peaks to give us a bird's eye view of this island, Japan's third largest by area and also home to its most active volcano and famous hot springs. 

Japan's Castle in the Sky

Castle in the sky

DanielKordan
DanielKordan
3.1k VŪZ 16 13
4 months ago

Japan is known in part for its "castles in the sky": hilltop castles which appear to be floating on the clouds in the right condition.  Top contributor Danielkordan definitely got it right with this stunning aerial capture of Echizen Ono Castle, which does indeed appear to be floating on the clouds.  It's located in the Fukui Prefecture in western Honshu.  The castle was constructed in the late 16th century, and has been modified numerous times since then.

Paddleboarding on Sagami Bay

DJI Mavic Pro - Enoshima, Japan 2017

ChristianTinman
ChristianTinman
1.8k VŪZ 27 29
2 years ago

Christian Tinman ventured to Japan with his DJI Mavic Pro drone to cover a stand up paddleboarding event in Enoshima, a small island in Sagami Bay.  Situated on Honshu, the area is home to some of closest beaches accessible from Tokyo, which lies a bit to the north.  As you will see from his video, it's a beautiful seaside community, perfect for a challenging SUP race, with sandy shores and many rocks lying offshore.  

Biwako Valley Ski Resort

Biwako Valley Ski Resort Shiga Japan

Styfly I STUDIO
Styfly I STUDIO
1.8k VŪZ 23 16
2 years ago

Styfly Studio created an amazing drone video of a ski area in Japan.  The Biwako Valley Ski Resort is situated in central Honshu, roughly halfway between the cities of Kyoto and Nagoya.  The resort's mountaintop sits at about 1.1k meters (about 3.5k ft) above sea level, and offers both tow- and lift-accessed slopes.  The top of the mountain offers stunning views of Lake Biwa, Japan's largest freshwater lake. 

Hakone, Eastern Honshu

Hakone - Japan From The Sky

Urban Obsession
Urban Obsession
1.2k VŪZ 25 19
a year ago

Urban Obsession created this magnificent drone video from Hakone, a mountainous region to the west of the Japanese capital city Tokyo.  It's situated in the Kanagawa Prefecture, a state lying on the eastern coast of the island of Honshu.  Hakone is considered an easy day trip from Tokyo, for travelers who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of the world's largest city.  The area has been afforded governmental protection by being designated as a geopark.  

Mt. Fuji: Japan's Highest Mountain

Mt. Fuji, Japan

earthspace101
earthspace101
1.4k VŪZ 19 12
2 years ago

Contributor Earthspace101 used a drone to give us this beautiful view of Japan's highest mountain.  The mighty Mt. Fuji is a volcanic mountain which stands about 3.8k meters (12.4 ft.) above sea level on Honshu.  The mountain is known not just for its height but for its geometric near-perfection; the shape of its cone is nearly symmetrical.  Of immense cultural significance in Japan, on clear days the peak of the mountain can be seen from 100 km (about 60 mi) away in Tokyo.  It last erupted in 1708.

Himeji Castle, Southern Honshu

Japan`s most beautiful castle - Himeji

hittheroadlat
hittheroadlat
538 VŪZ 15 10
a year ago

Himeji Castle is one of the most famous in Japan.  Situated in southern Honshu, it was built in the 14th century.  One of the most-visited sites in Japan, it owes its fame in part to the James Bond movie franchise: the palace made an appearance as the spot where 007 (played by Sean Connery) undergoes ninja training in the 1967 classic You Only Live Twice, the sixth installment.  Contributor Hittheroadlat used both drone and ground camera footage to create this video of the magnificent landmark.  

Japan's Bullet Train

Bullet train Japan

586c593c454e197dc5231307
586c593c454e197dc5231307
7.8k VŪZ 61 24
2 years ago

Check out this video for a rare look at one of Japan's bullet trains.  Known as the Shinkansen, it's a network of rail lines which collectively cover almost 2.8k km (1.7k mi.).  Top speeds of these trains reach 240-320 km/h (150-200 mi/h), and can in the right circumstances be faster than flying between certain cities.  Watch the video and you'll get a sense for how fast these trains move; you will also realize how impressive Japan's safety record is given the speeds involved.  

Cherry Blossoms by FPV

Sakurawhoop

luvtheearth1984
luvtheearth1984
842 VŪZ 9 13
2 months ago

The sakura, aka cherry blossoms, are world famous in Japan. The island country sees a boost in tourism in March and April because of the blossoming reds, pinks, and whites of the trees. FPV pilot luvtheearth1984 shows us what those blossoms look like up close in this micro quad flight. His proximity flying through the candy-colored trees is so impressive, however you’ll almost overlook it because you’re so distracted by the beauty of the subject.

Daikannon Statue, Sendai

Sendai Daikannon, Japan

Fujiabra Films
Fujiabra Films
1.5k VŪZ 10 13
5 months ago

Located in Sendai, Japan the Sendai Daikannon is the tallest statue that features a goddess in the country. In fact, it is one of the top-5 tallest statues in the world as of 2018. Featuing the gem-bearing Nyoirin Kannon (如意輪 観音) it is around 330 feet tall and has an elevator that takes visitors to the top of the statue. Experienced cinematographers and drone pilots Fujiabra Films do a fantastic job showcasing her impressive might.

Cities of Japan

First trip to Japan Tokyo | Yokohama | Hakone | Kyoto | Osaka via Aerial Drone 4k

skys_feed
skys_feed
2.3k VŪZ 24 12
2 years ago

Skys_feed traveled to some of the largest cities in Japan and created this video to memorialize the trip.  Using a combination of drone and ground camera footage, he provides us a look at the following cities: (1) Tokyo, the national capital and largest city; (2) Yokohama, Tokyo's "twin" city on Tokyo Bay and the seventh largest city; (3) Osaka, Japan's second largest city; and (4) Kyoto, the country's #4 city.  The video also features footage of Hakone, a small town in eastern Honshu.  

Japan's Cherry Blossoms

Fly at the most popular cherry blossom place in Tokyo.

NAMAIKIfpv
NAMAIKIfpv
73 VŪZ 7 3
2 months ago

Japan’s world-renowned sakura, or cherry blossom, season takes place in early spring, typically between late March and early April. Thousands of tress across the island nation will burst with color, popping reds, bright pinks, and brilliant whites dominating the landscape. NAMAIKIfpv flew her micro drone through one of the most popular sites to see the colors in Tokyo. The sakuras' flowers are absolutely breathtaking, we only wish we could smell the wonderful fragrance too!

Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle

Fujiabra Films
Fujiabra Films
1.5k VŪZ 18 18
a month ago

Top contributor Fujibara Films created this short but amazing drone video of one of the most famous castles in Japan.  Matsumoto Castle is situated in the Nagano Prefecture, a short distance north of Tokyo in the island of Honshu.  Known as the Crow Castle for its black exterior, it's considered one of the country's top three castles, along with Kumamato and Himeji Castles.  Completed in the late 1500's, Matsumoto Castle was the seat of the Matsumoto Domain during the Takagawa Shogunate.  

Greater Tokyo

Tokyo & Yokohama

c13studio
c13studio
1.2k VŪZ 15 11
a year ago

Take a tour of the great concentration of urban civilization known as Greater Tokyo, compliments of contributor c13studio.  The video will take you over the two great cities on Tokyo Bay, on the eastern side of the island of Honshu.  Depending on definitions, this is the center of a metropolitan area of well over 20 million and as many as 38 million; based on anything around the midpoint of this range, it's the largest metropolitan area in the world.  The video was filmed with a DJI Mavic Air drone.  

Tokyo Bay

TOKYO

Mtaka3939
Mtaka3939
894 VŪZ 11 21
2 months ago

Ride along for this amazing aerial tour of Tokyo Bay, compliments of contributor Mtaka3939.  The Japanese capital city is situated on a river estuary near its terminus in Tokyo Bay, which in turn opens into the Pacific Ocean.  Much of the city's layout and infrastructure is tied to the complicated set of waterways and islands, much of which is man made.  The video will take you around Tokyo's part of the bay, and includes some great footage of key infrastructure such as the Rainbow Bridge.  

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