If you have 8 minutes, watch this video by Brad Kremer. It is, as its title suggests, a sequence of time lapses in various locations in Japan, and it is beautifully made. This seems to be the first from many more videos to come (according to the author itself).
Hayaku: A time lapse journey through Japan was shot in the summer of 2009, in locations like Tokyo, Matsuyama, Imabari, Nagano, Gifu and Ishizushisan. And I have to say, Japan is indeed a beautiful country.