If you imagine spending your sunset years surrounded by stunning nature and with your best friend by your side, you’re not alone!

Japanese photographer Yasuto took a series of heartwarming and wholesome photos of his grandmother and her dog, a Shiba Inu. And in the background—the jaw-droppingly gorgeous landscape that the Land of the Rising Sun is known for.

Scroll down for Yasuto’s amazing photos and upvote your faves. Let us know what you think of them in the comments below. And for all of you feline lovers out there, when you’re done with this article, check out Bored Panda’s post about the Meow Meow Temple in Japan that’s full of cats. Yes, Japan is that awesome.

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Photographer Yasuto captured the friendship between his grandmother and her dog during different seasons. So the backdrop is spectacularly vibrant and different in every shot.

The photographer stated on Twitter that he regretted never having the chance to take photos of his grandfather. Which is why he made sure to snap lots of pics of his grandma! Incredibly wholesome, don’t you agree?

For those of you who have always wanted to visit Japan and went starry-eyed at the sight of cherry blossoms in the pics (just like I did), you can find the forecast right here. At the time of writing, the forecast for sakura to bloom in Tokyo was between the 18th and the 26th of March.

And for those of you who couldn’t take your eyes off the Shiba Inu (just like me, again), you’re probably wondering what they’re like to raise.

According to Shiba Shake (who, as their name suggests, are madly in love with these dogs), Shiba Inu are very independent and very clean. In fact, they’re more akin to cattos than doggos!

They’re easy to toilet train. They’re also excellent guard dogs. They’re as graceful as elves. And as energetic as hobbits. Or five-year-olds who ate too much candy. What’s more, Shiba Inu are incredibly bright, learn commands quickly, and have a larger than life personality! If this dog-cat hybrid sounds too perfect, you’re right. Shiba Inu can be very stubborn, a tad manipulative, and can be prone to fits of drama.

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