Kitano Tenmangu
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Kitano Tenmangu

Kitano Tenmangu is well known as a shrine dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, a scholar and…

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Autumn Leaves on the Kamogawa
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Autumn Leaves on the Kamogawa

Autumn is always a nice time of the year for taking photos. Great colors, cooler…

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Jidai Matsuri
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Jidai Matsuri

The Jidai Matsuri event is taking place again right now in Kyoto. The weather seems…

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City Hall Robots
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City Hall Robots

Looks what’s hanging out near City Hall I got a tip from @taro3yen about this…

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Photography in Japan 1853-1912
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Photography in Japan 1853-1912

I was asked recently whether I would like to introduce a book detailing the history…

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Biwako Wind
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Biwako Wind

Summertime in Kyoto
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Summertime in Kyoto

Mountain Trail
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Mountain Trail

Spring Weather
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Spring Weather

Such great weather out today. It was nice to see the temperature reach 20 degrees…

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Kurashiki
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Kurashiki

Kurashiki in Okayama-ken was developed as a river port in the 1920's. It is famous…

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Amanohashidate in the rain
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Amanohashidate in the rain

Amanohashidate is known as one of the 3 great scenery spots in Japan. It is…

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Hatake Sunset
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Hatake Sunset

Snow on Hieizan
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Snow on Hieizan

Carlton Ritz Hotel Kyoto
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Carlton Ritz Hotel Kyoto

The new Carlton Ritz Hotel in Kyoto, on the banks of the Kamogawa River near…

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Myoshinji Autumn Colors
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Myoshinji Autumn Colors

A quiet walk through the grounds of Myoshinji Temple in Kyoto looking at the Autumn…

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Autumn Kyoto
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Autumn Kyoto

Kamogawa Walking
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Kamogawa Walking

As summer cools off and the Autumn breezes arrive, it’s nice to take a weekend…

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Zazen Meditation at Myoshinji
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Zazen Meditation at Myoshinji

Myoshinji Temple is in the Hanazono quarter in Kyoto. It is a wonderful complex of…

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Kyoto After Typhoon
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Kyoto After Typhoon

The recent typhoon that is passing over Japan caused the Kamogawa River in Kyoto to…

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Ohara Golf Course, Kyoto
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Ohara Golf Course, Kyoto

Kyoto Summer Sunset
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Kyoto Summer Sunset

Daimonji Gozan Okuribi Bonfires
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Daimonji Gozan Okuribi Bonfires

On August 16th each year the traditional Gozan no Okuribi 五山送り火 bonfires are lit on…

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Kyoto Station Sunset
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Kyoto Station Sunset

Gion Matsuri
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Gion Matsuri

The Gion Matsuri is one of the 3 well known and important annual festivals in…

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Osaka Castle
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Osaka Castle

I visited Osaka Castle a while back and enjoyed the nice walk around its gardens.…

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Mothers Day Japan
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Mothers Day Japan

The weather is great today. Lots of people out taking advantage of the sunny weather…

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