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Daffodil Festival

The rugged Cape Tsumekizaki in Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture, contrasts well with a lighthouse, a cobalt blue sea and, in winter, carpets of daffodils.

Visitors can nab a great set of photos when the area blooms with around 3 million bulbs from early January until the end of the event. There will also be activities for guests on holidays, including Nordic walking, drum performances and free helpings of local nabe (hot pot dish). (Yuki Yamauchi)