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  • I have been cycling around Lake Biwa in Shiga-ken for the last 3 days. The trip covered 160km and passed through some wonderful scenery. I didn’t manage to capture everything as my hands were kept mainly on the handle bars rather [...]
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    I stayed at Moss Ocean House on Yakushima recently for 3 days and enjoyed a combination of warm ocean breezes with great views, rainy trekking in the World Heritage forests and some delicious food served up by the wonderful people at [...]
  • I took a 3 day trip to Yakushima and came back with a few nice photos. Here are some rocks on the beach with a nice sunrise at Yakushima on my birthday.
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    Sometimes you just have to sit back and take in the view as you are traveling by
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    Thought it was interesting to see the postman rush down on his bike through the Temple to deliver the mail.
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    I have been away for the last 5 days and have some photos to catch up shortly. Can you guess where I have been?
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    Last year at the end of summer I visited to Suzumushi Temple in Arashiyama, Kyoto and also to Ishiyama Temple which is nearby, but in Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture, an area well known for Lake Biwa. I have more photos from Ishiyama [...]
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    At the end of last year I went on a trip to Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki. It is a theme park built towards the end of the economic bubble years in Japan, and struggled for a long time to attract enough visitors to make a profit. Recently, [...]
  • A beautiful sunny day in Arashiyama by the water. Arashiyama is a great place to take a day trip from central Kyoto and enjoy the mountains and Temples in the area. On the weekend many families are out walking along the river.
  • A friend introduced me to Canon’s book printing service, PhotoPresso. I have tried a few photo book services before, but was quite surprised how easy the PhotoPresso service was to use and how quick and efficient their printing [...]
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    A lot of times, pictures of Japan show Tokyo and Kyoto with familiar images. Sometimes, it is nice to go to new places and see a different view. Here is a view of the bay in Kyushu. What great views of Japan do you know that are a bit [...]
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    This is the bamboo walk in Arashiyama, from a photo earlier in the year. It is getting close to the end of the year and the weather is getting a little bit colder. It is always good to see the reports on the news of first snow falls in [...]
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    It is always nice to climb the many towers that Japan has in each city and check out the view. I had some spare time when visiting Kyoto before catching the Shinkansen home and decided to take some photos of the sunset from Kyoto [...]
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    Although the Autumn colors had almost fallen away from the trees, I took a short trip to Arashiyama, Kyoto. Arashiyama is a great place to visit to see some of Japan’s old style temples and beautiful country scenery. On the list [...]
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    I am in Hokuriku for 4 days and will be back in Tokyo by the weekend. In Hokuriku I am visiting Shirakawago and Gokayama, Toyama-Ken. In Kanazawa, Ishikawa-Ken I visited Kenrokuen and tonight I am at Kagawa Onsen. Tomorrow I will visit [...]
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    Whilst in Shikoku I saw lots of gifts for bringing back. The most popular items seemed to be Udon (Sanuki Udon in particular) and anything with Sudachi in it. What would you like as a gift from Shikoku ?
  • I went on a trip to Shikoku recently and traveled around its 4 Prefectures of Kagawa-ken, Ehime-ken, Kochi-ken and Tokushima-ken. It was my first time to Shikoku and after being there just a few days I felt like I had traveled out of [...]
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    Late afternoon provides a nice backdrop for coastal roads and the expanse of water beyond them. Today would be a good day to head out on a trip.
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    I took a few snap shots around Okayama Station when I was visiting recently. Looking back on them, I wish I had taken more. The weather was really nice and the atmosphere around the station was good. Have you every visited or lived in [...]
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    On a hot summer night in August while visiting Fukuoka, I took a walk to find some ramen. There are many yatai, or roadside stalls, in Fukuoka city and the summer is peak time for them to do business.
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    I have been traveling locally in Japan recently, in Nagoya, Kobe, Okayama and Hiroshima, basically following the line of the Shinkansen. There are lots of photos to put up from the various places I went to including Ise Jingu, Izumo [...]
  • Just got back from my one night trip to Yokote where they were holding the annual Kamakura and Bonden festival. The weather was sunny and warm, although this was snow country. I have many photos to show of the festival, some at night [...]
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    Akita Prefecture have set up antenna shops around Japan to help promote the beauty and charm of Akita. Offices have currently been set up in Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Sapporo. In addition, Tohoku Prefecture, Akita Prefecture and [...]
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    On my recent trip to Yokohama, we stayed at the New Grand Hotel, opposite Yamashita Koen. We picked the spot to stay for 2 nights before moving over to the Minato Mirai area hotel, because it was near the park, right on the old Port of [...]
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    With Haneda Airport adding more international slots to its operation, and a new terminal building being almost finished, it is bad timing for the Government to see Japan Airlines in such financial trouble. It is expected there will be [...]
  • A couple of weeks ago I went to Yokohama and took some photos of China Town, Yamashita Koen and Minato Mirai. When I was there, I found this great playing card set with sketch pictures of Yokohama. Forgot to show it at the time, so [...]
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