Nijo castle grounds in Kyoto, Japan, with a light bit of snow in the surrounding mountains.
Lava is a funny thing to watch. If you watch it while it already is starting to cool and has a black surface, the molten rock moves like molasses and as the surface cools, it begins to crack off.
This is a shrine connected to the Fushimi Inari shrine path, which is a very iconic walk in Kyoto. We decided to travel it at night, to avoid the crowd and heat. While the lighting made it quite hard to capture something interesting, the entire area was home to maybe hundreds of cats that scurried through the small shrines at night, giving the strange feel of something supernatural. While no cats are present in this image, the movement of the sakura and the lit lanterns reflect a ghastly atmosphere, doesn't it?