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Mt Fuji Sunrise

I was lucky enough to have a game of golf near Mt Fuji some years ago, and today I could go back to the same course and see the sunrise from the base of Mt Fuji. Of course, it would be a whole different scene at the top, but looking…

Deep Blue Sunset, Kamogawa

It was a magnificent sunset the other day on the Kamogawa River. Here you can see the full width of the sky with yellows and oranges mixed with a deep blue. The focus of the light as all funneled to the back left corner and down, which…

Kyoto City Hall – Electric Sunrise

I got up early today for some reason and was surprised to see a wonderful pink sky outside the window. When I went out on the street I took a few quick shots and ended up with this as one of the first ones. Almost looks like a lightning…

Ropeway, Cable car on Mount Hiei

Following on from the earlier post, I wanted to show a few shots of the ropeway car that took me to the top of Mount Hiei. It was a smooth ride from the center of Kyoto, first on the Keihan railway to Demachiyanagi station and then on…

Mount Hieizan, Sunset

I took a spur of the moment trip up Mount Hieizan to see if I could find any good late evening shots. I found that the view towards Lake Biwa was uninterrupted, but looking back towards Kyoto City there were a few trees and other…

Kamogawa Sunset

We are into the rainy season now, but towards the end of the day it can suddenly fine up and the sky can produce some magic colors. I took this shot a few days ago after the rain was clearing. I liked the mist cloud sitting in the base…

Aqueduct at Nanzenji Temple

The aqueduct seen here brings water down from Lake Biwa and was constructed during the Meiji Period. The water is processed in a plant near Nanzenji Temple. The aqueduct is located inside the grounds of the Nanzenji Temple and combined…

Walking through Kyoto

Kyoto is a great place to walk since the center of town is quite flat, the roads are built on a grid system which makes navigating easy and the road surfaces are good underfoot. As you get into the surrounding areas such as here near…

Kamogawa Sakura

Another photo I took of the Kamogawa river area with Sakura here. This was a really nice afternoon walk with good weather and great atmosphere on the river bank.

Sakura Weekend

As the Sakura season is finishing for another year, I took some shots on the weekend taking advantage of the good weather. Where did you enjoy the Sakura this year?

Kamogawa, Kyoto

The Kamo river (kamogawa) runs through Kyoto, historically providing an important water supply, but also now allowing people to relax and enjoy nature whilst still being in the heart of the city. It is said the rivers course was diverted to…

Yutenji

The weekends are always a good time for a walk. The weather seems to get better and people on the street seem to be smiling more. I didn't have my main camera with me, but whilst I was out around the Meguro area, I took a quick snap…

Snow in Tokyo

We had snow in Tokyo tonight. Normally we get a bit of snow between January and March, but it doesn't normally settle so easily. I expect by the morning this snow will also have melted away and things should be back to normal. It was…

Mt Fuji on Valentines Day

It is snowing tonight in Tokyo, a bit heavier than the other day, with maybe a chance of it settling over night. For Valentines Day, however, I thought it might be nice to see a sunny picture of Japan. Here is Mt Fuji taken from…

Tokyo Sky Tree with Tokyo Tower

The new Tokyo Sky Tree is slowly, or maybe quickly, edging towards the sky. I managed to grab this photo from the top of Roppongi Hills, showing Tokyo Tower on the right with the new Tokyo Sky Tree in the distance out to the left.

Tokyo Sunset

There are a number of places to see a great view of Tokyo City from high up. One of those is Roppongi Hills. In the evening you can see the sun setting over Mt Fuji. It was a bit cold today, but I thought it might be a good chance to…

Yokohama HDR

Took a day away to experiment with some HDR photography in Yokohama. I am still trying out a few techniques. Here are the first attempts at what might look more like art than photography. What is your favorite…

Myoto Camphor Tree

When I was traveling around Shikoku I came across this great Camphor tree that is over 900 years old. That dates it back to around the year 1100. Imagine the history and battles that this tree has lived through to still be standing here…

Mt Bizan, Tokushima

Mount Bizan is very close to the center of Tokushima. You can ride the Bizan ropeway up part of the way and get a good view of the town. The ropeway starts inside the Awaodori Kaikan about 15 minutes walk from Tokushima Station.…

Shikoku Sunset

The shibuya246 has been down for a few days and I have only just managed to get it back up. The problem, basically, was hackers!! I have the main part of the site back up now and am checking the database files. Everything should be…

Meguro River

I have been going to the gym in Meguro recently and walk past Meguro River often. Normally it is late in the evening when the light is just fading. Here are a few shots of the River from different angles. In April, this whole area is…

Painting in Yamashita Koen

I took a walk around Yamashita Koen in Yokohama today after having lunch at Chinatown. The park was teeming with people enjoying the start of Golden Week and the good weather. This gentleman was painting the scenery in the midst of it…