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Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa Gardens

A few weeks ago I went to a meeting near Shinagawa at the Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa. The coffee shop in the hotel where we met had a great view of the hotel's traditional Japanese garden. After the meeting I took some photos of the garden…

Japan Sunset

On the way back from IKEA to buy a bookcase for my room, I took these photos from the window of the JR Keiyo Line as it sped its way towards Tokyo back from Chiba. These were all taken near the Kasai Rinkai Koen area which is one…

Japan Photo Videos

Recently, I have been looking at a way I can show more of photos of Japan as videos for those people who follow me on YouTube. I found a service by Animoto that allows you to automatically create videos and add music tracks that have…

Yokohama View

The Landmark Tower in Yokohama gives a great view of the whole City. It is the tallest building in Japan at 296 metres. The view from the 69th floor observatory deck is great on a clear day.

Favorite Photos of 2009

I have picked my favorite photos that I took in 2009. It took a while to go through the many photos taken in the year. I might have missed a few. Let me know if your favorite is missing from the list.

My Photo on Cake

I spoke yesterday about being amazed with the variety that Amazon Japan can offer in products. Not only is there variety, but the products often seem unique to Japan, innovative and provide such choice from a range of highly regarded…

Giveaway Contest Results

We have a number of winners for the recent K-ON, Rilakkuma giveaway contest. It has taken me a while to go through the list and figure out who won each of the prizes. The giveaway contest was in 2 parts. The main prize was for…

Night View Cars

I took a test photo with my camera to see what could be achieved before heading down to the highway and catching some better scenery. Now that it the air is colder at night, the street lights seem to shine brighter and images are clear.…

Shibuya Streets Vol5

This time in Shibuya Streets I wanted to change the camera viewpoint and give you something fresh to look at. To do this I took some shots in black and white. There are some nice shots showing the fashion and relaxed atmosphere of…

J-League Soccer

Soccer became popular in Japan following the creation of the professional J-League and then the hosting of the Soccer World Cup in 2002. I was invited to a match between Tokyo Verdy and Tokushima Vortis on the weekend at Yoyogi…

Kyoto

A warm sunny day in Kyoto made a great backdrop to these photos which include some Temples, Kimono, Yukata, and the general peaceful nature of Kyoto. A great place to visit.

Tokyo Soccer

Tokyo Verdy played Tokushima Vortis in the J2 League Match on 11 July 2009 at Yoyogi National Stadium. I covered the match for the Tokyo2016Today site. Tokyo Verdy finished out the match winning 4-0.

Odaiba Gundam on Flickr

Yesterday, flickr featured the 1/1 Gundam statue at Odaiba on its daily blog. They have an English and Chinese version of the blog. My photos of Gundam were featured in the Chinese version. You can see more of my flickr Gundam…

Kyoto, Walking

I came on a short trip to Kyoto, arriving last night having taken the shinkansen from Tokyo with family. It was raining when we arrived but eager to see the town we headed out and took a few snaps. These were taken in the rain with a…

CGM Night 5

CGM Night 5 was held recently at the KDDI web communications head office in Tokyo. It was my first time to attend and thanks to Danny Choo and Andrew Shuttleworth, it was a very enjoyable night. I am a bit late in writing this, but…

Making Photo Books in Japan

There are a lot of services on the web for making photo books, although many of them cost more to ship from the US back to Japan than the actual making of the book. I thought it might be useful to have a look at a book making service in…