<p>Amid the natural wonders of this island in <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destination/japan" target="_blank">Japan</a>’s, Lake Toyoni is a naturally formed freshwater lake in the southeastern part of Tomakomai city. Spot it from above via the Sarudake Mountain Path near Tomakomai.</p>

Hokkaido, Japan

Amid the natural wonders of this island in Japan’s, Lake Toyoni is a naturally formed freshwater lake in the southeastern part of Tomakomai city. Spot it from above via the Sarudake Mountain Path near Tomakomai.

Photograph by Satoru Kobayashi, Getty Images

Fall in love with 10 heart-shaped places around the world

Affection is everywhere you look this Valentine’s Day.

Some people leave their hearts in San Francisco, others consider Paris—the “City of Love”—as the epicenter of romance. But these heart-shaped attractions, whether naturally occurring or crafted by hand, visibly channel the affectionate Valentine’s symbol. From a flight over Heart Reef in Australia to floral arbors resembling you-know-whats in Dubai, these spots could inspire passion, platonic love, or at least some heart-worthy Instagram photos.

Looking for enchanting places that inspire romance? These spots capture our reader’s hearts.

Starlight Williams is an editorial researcher and writer at National Geographic. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
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