March 2012

  • Conbini Monday Wk81
    Tokyo Sky Tree will be opened on May 22,2012. The height is 634m.  
  • Ishiyama Temple
    Ishiyama Temple (石山寺) in Shiga Prefecture, said to have been constructed around 762, is the [...]
  • Conbini Monday Wk80
    Recently we have been improving the Conbini Monday content by having a team of people to [...]
  • Kamogawa, Kyoto
    The Kamo river (kamogawa) runs through Kyoto, historically providing an important water supply, [...]
  • Conbini Monday Wk79
  • New iPad3? Get a Kimono iPad Case
    I visited Kyoto recently and dropped in on Kyokaori Company where they have been very creative [...]
  • Travels
    I have been away for the last 5 days and have some photos to catch up shortly. Can you guess [...]
  • Conbini Monday Wk78

February 2012

  • Funaya Hotel, Matsuyama, Shikoku
    When I traveled to Shikoku and visited Dogo Onsen, I had the chance to stay at Funaya Hotel in [...]
  • Hikarie, new building in Shibuya
    It was a beautiful day again today in Tokyo, with blue skies and higher temperatures. Winter [...]
  • Conbini Monday Wk77
  • Yutenji
    The weekends are always a good time for a walk. The weather seems to get better and people on [...]
  • Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture
    Last year at the end of summer I visited to Suzumushi Temple in Arashiyama, Kyoto and also to [...]
  • Conbini Monday Wk76
    There are not only foods, but also well-made figures at the convenience store. I hope you have [...]
  • Hoshi Matsuri
    Today was the annual Hoshi Matsuri at the Agon Shu Temple in Kyoto. I was surprised to see it [...]
  • Spring weather, Autumn reflection
    The Spring weather seems to be hiding just around the corner as the trees start to get ready to [...]
  • Conbini Monday Wk75
    After Setsubun, Spring starts according to the calendar. It is still too cold in Tokyo, so you [...]
  • Shinjuku Station
    Shinjuku Station is said to be the busiest train station in the world with close to 4 million [...]
  • Kisaragi and Setsubun
    The month of February used to be called Kisaragi in Japan. February was the second month of [...]
  • Temple Colors
    It is very cold in Japan at the moment with snow falling heavily in many parts of the country. [...]

January 2012

  • Conbini Monday Wk74
    After the snow we had in Tokyo last Monday, you might be tempted to stock up on some goods at [...]
  • Sakamoto Ryoma
    I watched the NHK drama series, Ryomaden 龍馬伝, in 2010 and also the Jin drama on TBS last year, [...]
  • Takamatsu, Shikoku
    Takamatsu is the one of the gateway cities to Shikoku . Trains coming across the Seto Ohashi [...]
  • Huis Ten Bosch
    At the end of last year I went on a trip to Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki. It is a theme park built [...]
  • Shinjuku Nikon Plaza
    I have had dirty marks on my camera mirror for a while now and decided to take it to The Nikon [...]
  • Snow in Tokyo
    We had snow in Tokyo tonight. Normally we get a bit of snow between January and March, but it [...]
  • Conbini Monday Wk73
    It is getting cold recently, and Lawson has started a Korean food fare to help us fight off the [...]
  • Yebisu Garden Place
    Nice day out with lots of people shopping. A bit warmer than yesterday and clear blue skies. [...]
  • Suzumushi Temple
    I visited Suzumushi Temple in Arashiyama, Kyoto in Summer and enjoyed the speech given by the [...]
  • Glover Garden, Nagasaki
    Glover Garden is a park in Nagasaki, overlooking Nagasaki Harbor. It was built for Thomas Blake [...]
  • New Year Day 2012
    It is always quiet in Tokyo on New Year Day. Here is a scene in Shibuya with a lot less people [...]

December 2011

  • Kyushu Shinkansen CM
    This CM came out a while ago, but its really nice to see this compilation showing names of [...]

November 2011

  • Shibuya Streets Vol 13
    It has been a while since we had a Shibuya Streets series. I took a quick walk on the weekend [...]
  • Arashiyama, Kyoto
    A beautiful sunny day in Arashiyama by the water. Arashiyama is a great place to take a day [...]

August 2011

  • Ebisu dinner time
    Went out to dinner in Ebisu with a friend this evening and enjoyed pizza and pasta at Mercer [...]

July 2011

  • Hiroshima Book
    I finished putting together another book on Canon’s PhotoPresso site. This one is from a [...]
  • Conbini Monday Wk72
    A little bit of time since the last post. I will try and keep up from now on.
  • Daikanyama Lunch
    A hot day today in Tokyo. I joined the ABCLoop team for lunch in Daikanyama near their new [...]
    I had lunch yesterday with the team from They had some exciting news, having just [...]

June 2011

May 2011

  • Conbini Monday Wk70
    A wide selection here from yoghurts to potato chips and also some sodas. Enjoy your Conbini [...]
  • Conbini Monday Wk69
    Forgot to put these up yesterday. The Golden Week holiday made me forget it was a Monday and [...]

April 2011

  • Sakura and HDR
    A while ago I showed a few HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos on the site which I had taken with [...]
  • Tokyo Elections 2011
    This weekend is election time for Tokyo and many Prefectures. The 2 big name candidates in [...]
  • Shibuya Sakura
    A really nice day in Tokyo today with Sakura coming into full bloom. I captured these photos [...]
  • Conbini Monday Wk68
    The lights might be dimmed in most stores, but the food is still looking good. Lots of [...]

March 2011

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