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Nara is a famous place – not only for being the ancient capital of Japan but also for it’s deers. They walk freely wherever they like and cadging for cookies. If you freeze taking pictures …

This region is famous for it’s beautiful old Gasshou-Zukuri houses ("hands in a buddist prayer", they look alike, don’t they). The house can have up to 5 floors and all the floors are covered with …

This autumn I traveled across Japan for almost four weeks and given so much free time I definitely couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit Matsumoto. The place welcomed me with beautiful sunny weather, after three …

These are few pictures from my first visit to Japan. It was short and very packed because we wanted to see as much as possible in a short period of time, and it was the …

I went there when I came to Japan for the first time, in August 2008. We only had 4 days to explore Tokyo and the reason why Nippori was chosen over Asakusa was that the …

Pictures taken during a travel later become postcards or kind of windows towards those moments you once had. Looking at them you can always turn back to your feelings of that precise time.

Somewhere in …

January 2nd is the day when common people are allowed to enter the Imperial Palace. So together with thousands of Japanese and foreigners we went there to meet the Emperor. The crowd was huge but …

On the January 1st we went to visit the shrines of Kamakura. There is a large number of shrines over there and of course it wouldn’t be possible to see them all in one day …

There is a Japanese proverb saying if you didn’t go to Nikko, you didn’t see the real beauty. Which is true, the superb wooden carvings with their colorful paintings of Toshogu Shrine are amazing. The …

On December, 31st we went to Yokohama. The place was quite deserted due to holiday but it was good not to bump into a crowd at each step for a change I definitely wanted to …

I like the geometry of buddist pagodas, these white&red stripes give a sense of stairs leading somewhere higher.

A small dragon was placed outside a souvenir shop and started dancing at once when the owner …

That was the very first day we arrived at Tokyo. We were just checking the path to Keio hotel where would our next day journey start from and then I realized that Touchou is just …