Tag : Kyoto

Volunteers appeal for donations.

On Tuesday, we left Tokyo and headed for Kyoto.

Here is a quick summary of life in the city:

While I cannot say life here is normal (I don’t know the…

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At a 11 a.m. news conference on March 15, Yukio Edano – Japan’s superhuman chief cabinet secretary – avoided questions related to the risk of radiation reaching Tokyo. This was a sensible …

Kyoto’s temples, shrines, festivals and people

Setsubun at Yoshida Shrine

The steps of Chion-In

A monk and the kabuki theatre

A geisha in Gion

A geisha at Baika-Sai, Kitano Tenmangu

Heian Shrine Garden

Pagoda through …

Caught this scene taking place outside of Matsuyama castle. How often do you catch geisha having lunch outdoors, outside of Kyoto?

If you are interested, you can find more info on this and other HDRs …

This is kind of a test post to see how this website works. So forgive any strangeness or mistakes I make.

This is one of my most popular HDR shots.

It sure does seem like …

For those who want to see some exceptional ceremony in Japan you should come in Kyoto to see the Toh-shiya ceremony. Young girl and boy of 20 years old come in the Sanjusangen-do temple to …

A collection of photographs I’ve taken on my travels around Japan.

Beautiful tree in Kyoto during the changing of the leaf.

Kenroku-en (兼六園) is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. It is located in Kanazawa, in Ishikawa prefecture on the west-side of Honshū.

The origin of the garden goes back as far as the …

Shots from around Kyoto city centre

Kawaramachi shopping district

Gion at night

Kiyamachi in cherry blossom season

A happy driver and customer

A few shots from Japan’s old capital in black and white.

Yasaka shrine

Yasaka shrine lanterns

A view of Gion

Higashi-yama on New Year’s Eve

Kenroku-en (兼六園) is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. It is located in Kanazawa, in Ishikawa prefecture on the west-side of Honshū.

The origin of the garden goes back as far as the …

In a city of temples and shrines, Kiyomizu-dera is one of my favorites. A great complex with an outstanding view of Kyoto.

The road leading to the temple is lined with souvenir shops and restaurants.…

Some of you might have read about Kawagoe through Danny Choo’s post some time ago.

Kawagoe (川越)

Located in Saitama prefecture, it’s not that far away from Tokyo. Kawagoe is famous for it’s Koedo tourist