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  • Memories of Japan I: Fushimi Inari, Temple of the Thousand Torii

    Memories of Japan I: Fushimi Inari, Temple of the Thousand Torii
    Over the years, I've felt like I owe a beautiful set of locations to this Magazine -- memories of my trip to Japan. Since it's better late than never, I've finally decided to get in front of the keyboard , write about the wonderful trip and share it with you. Let's start with Fushimi Inari, the temple of the thousand Torii, located in Kyoto.
  • Lomography Day Trips: Gion District in Kyoto, Japan

    Lomography Day Trips: Gion District in Kyoto, Japan
    Being Japan's former imperial capital, Kyoto is home to many cultural and historical landmarks that will definitely require more than a day trip to explore. For this installment of Lomography Day Trips, let's head to one of the city's most popular sites: Gion, one of the Hanamachi districts where we can find the beautiful and elegant geisha.
  • Nara: Where The Messenger of God Resides

    Nara: Where The Messenger of God Resides
    Nara is definitely one of my favorite city in Japan. It is a city of culture, tradition, and nature all together.
  • Kyoto: The Must-See While in Japan

    Kyoto: The Must-See While in Japan
    Probably, Kyoto is the number one popular spot for foreign tourists in Japan. It is a historically quite important city with a lot of well preserved architectures and it used to be the capital of the nation more than a thousand years ago.
  • Okuhida Hot Spring Resort

    Okuhida Hot Spring Resort
    Okuhida is a beautiful mountain with so many things to do and so many places to see. It is not a typical sightseeing spot for foreigners, but it's more of a place many Japanese people visit when they want to spend some relaxing time with friends.
  • Zen Garden Of Tofukuji Temple

    Zen Garden Of Tofukuji Temple
    Take a look at this quiet and beautiful Zen garden!
  • Ohsu Kannon [Ohsu Deity of Mercy]

    Ohsu Kannon [Ohsu Deity of Mercy]
    The Town of Ohsu was originally built around Ohsu Kannon.
  • Nakatajima Sand Dunes

    Nakatajima Sand Dunes
    My friends and I went on a trip to photograph the sunrise at Nakatajima Sand Dunes in Shizuoka Prefecture!
  • Iwatayama, The Monkey Park

    Iwatayama, The Monkey Park
    A peaceful haven in the heart of traditional Japan. After getting to know Tokyo, my friends and I boarded the bullet train to the old capital of Japan, Kyoto (an obligatory stop in the land of the rising sun. Be sure to put quite a few days aside for this cultural hotspot.
  • A Trip Around the World at Little World

    A Trip Around the World at Little World
    Longing for an overseas trip but got no money and time? For those reasons, why not visit Little World at Aichi Prefecture to experience a trip around the world instead?
  • Osaka-jo

    Osaka-jo
    The castle of Osaka is the major attraction of the town, and it surely is worth a visit. From the inside and the outside it represents the great history and future of this magic place called Japan. The Castle grounds covers 60.000 square meters, maybe the largest park in town. It dates back until 1583 when the famous Conqueror Toyotomi Hideyoshi started building it, but was many times looted and rebuilt.
  • Bamboo Forest, Arashiyama

    Bamboo Forest, Arashiyama
    If you make Kyoto the base and center of your travels in Japan, which I would recommend, there a few nice day trips you could start from there. This would be quite smart, because the little town of Kyoto with its 1,5 million citizens attracts the incredible number of 40 million visitors a year. One of the great spots around is Arashiyama. This little town is famous for many neatly restored temples and carved stone-buddhas, which are laid at the sideways.
  • Kobe in Winter 2010

    Kobe in Winter 2010
    My virgin roll taken during my Kansai trip in December 2010.
  • Nara-Koen

    Nara-Koen
    Nara is one of the old capitals of the Japanese empire. And a special one.
  • Open Air Museum (Osaka)

    Open Air Museum (Osaka)
    One might has the feeling from afar, that Japan is only about Bling Bling, manga-figures with big breasts and salary men sleeping 2 hour a day, spending 4 hours a day and working 18 hours a day. This is one of the truths in Japan, certainly, but not the only one. This country celebrates modernism and tradition together, maybe like no other.
  • Ryokan

    Ryokan
    When you are traveling o Japan you will have various options to take shelter. There might be hotels, hostels, temple-lodging, guesthouses, private lodging and there are ryokans. A ryokan is a very traditional way of sleeping in Japan and quite a must for the dedicated traveler.
  • Daibutsu-Den (Nara)

    Daibutsu-Den (Nara)
    Nara is the one historic spot, where it is said the royal history of the island began. And some there are still some signs of its greatness to be witnessed today. For one, take Daibutsu-Den, which is the biggest wooden house on the planet. And the funny thing is, this version, which was rebuilt in 1709 is only two thirds the size of the original structure!
  • Osaka Aquarium

    Osaka Aquarium
    In most modern Asian countries there are only a few historical sites still in the shape of the original. Because wars and eventually the uprising of industry demanded high victims from the land, and fine landscapes, mountains, shores and greenery just vanished. But still people want to spend their leisure time and if there are few sights, one has to create them.
  • Kiyomizu-Dera

    Kiyomizu-Dera
    Kyoto must be the prettiest and most pleasant town of Japan. Certainly it is one of the most historic places of the whole country. Founded in the 7th century and modeled of the great Chinese city of Xian, it became already capital in 794, which is quite speedy in point of view. Only 4 years later the great temple of Kiyomizu was built, one of more than 2000 temples and shrines in Kyoto, which shows the deep religious bounding of the Japanese people.
  • Recuerdos de Japón I: Fushimi Inari, Templo de las 1000 Puertas Sagradas

    Recuerdos de Japón I: Fushimi Inari, Templo de las 1000 Puertas Sagradas
    (Please note, this article is in another language)
    Desde hace más de dos años siento que debo una preciosa serie de localizaciones al Magazine: Recuerdos de Japón. Y como mejor es tarde que nunca, he decidido ponerme manos al teclado para recordar tan maravilloso viaje y compartirlo con vosotros. Empezamos con Fushimi Inari, el Templo de las 1000 Puertas Sagradas, en Kyoto.

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