Japanese musician, photographer and Twitter user あゆ Ayu (@auki999) posted a beautiful photo they took in Ginzan Onsen 銀山温泉, a hot spring resort nested in the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture and famous for its charming, retro decor.

Take a look at this photo of the town at night carpeted in white under gently falling snow.

Reproduced with permission from あゆ Ayu (@auki999)

"I want you to see this beautiful snowy night at Ginzan Onsen"

Thanks to Ayu's photographic skills, the snowflakes look like translucent balls of light, creating a magical atmosphere!

A couple walking together on the lower left side also adds to the photo's charm.

The beautiful image elicited comments such as:
  • "It's so beautiful!
  • "I've heard that snowy Ginzan Onsen is beautiful, but I didn't realize how romantic it is."

Even if you can't visit this year, the next time you're headed to Japan in the winter season, Ginzan Onsen is one destination you may want to consider!

By - grape Japan editorial staff.