Universal Studios Japan was the third theme park opened after the original Universal Studios Hollywood, and Universal Studios Orlando. It was the first park in the franchise to open outside the US.
DisneySea is a unique theme park, intended as a nautical counterpart to Disneyland.
Sanrio Puroland (サンリオピューロランド) is an indoor theme park in Tama C
The Ghibli Museum is a unique museum showcasing the work of the Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli. It is located in Inokashira Park in Mitaka.
Nara is considered a small city today, but was once the capital of Japan and the seat of the Emperor.
Kinkakuji, or Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is one of the must see places in Kyoto. Most of the temple is covered in gold leaf, and it’s set next to pond and therefore extremely photogenic.
Nijo Castle is a “flat” castle containing Ninomaru and Honmaru Palaces. It is established in Kyoto by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of Japan.
This dog seems to be asking me if I have seen its owner. Captured near Kamakura station in Japan.
We captured a worker doing some maintenance on a power line in Kamakura, Japan.
We discovered the Sasuke Inari Shrine by accident while walking around in Kamakura. A set of bright red torii gates lead up a hill into a shrine full of statues of foxes and fox dwellings with families.
Kamakura is a small town popular with tourists because of attractions such as the Hasedera temple located on a hill with great views of the town, the Great Buddha bronze statue and other temples and shrines.
Yurikamome (Tokyo Waterfront New Transit Waterfront Line) is a automated guideway transit service travels across the Rainbow Bridge into the artificial island of Odaiba into a futuristic Tokyo.
Shibuya is a major commercial and retail hub, but also famous for 3 things: Shibuya crossing (the world’s busiest pedestrian crossing), Hachiko the loyal dog, and Shibuya 109 (a fashion mecca for young girls).
In recent years, Akihabara has become infamous not only as a place where you can buy cheap electronic goods but an epicentre for Japanese otaku culture.
Nikko is a small town about 2 hours from Tokyo that is famous for the UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of a complex of shrines, temples and shogun mausoleums.
Hamarikyu Gardens is a special garden with a tidal pond and a chequered history, located at the mouth of the Sumida River as it enters Tokyo Bay.
Mention Japan, and a lot of people will associate it with Shinkansen (bullet trains). Trains of various kinds are a major mode of transport both within and across cities.
This is a series of articles featuring photographs taken across several trips to Japan spanning 2008-2018.
My most recent trip to the USA is to Dallas in 2007 to attend conference. For some reason I bought my camera with me, primarily because I remember all the episodes of Dallas my mum watched in the 1970s.
These images were taken from window seat of an aircraft descending into Chicago using one of the earliest digital cameras, the Kodak DC220 with a 1.2 megapixel resolution.