Photographer at Kamikochi River
Kamikochi is a small valley in the Japanese Alps. It takes 2 buses to get here from Takayama (all the nice places I went to in Japan weren't straightforward to get to), and this river is just a few minutes walk from the bus stop. The whole area takes just a few hours to walk around.
This was one of the few "hiking trails" I saw which was only partially covered in concrete, toilets and vending machines. Sounds silly, but a vast improvement over some of the... others. My feet still hurt from the memories of it.