Captured near the Philosopher’s Walk in Kyoto, Japan.
Captured at a narrow intersection in Tomonoura, Japan.
Captured in Kyoto, Japan.
The driver of this rickshaw carrying two girls looked up at me just when I took the photo.
This path is part of the remains of the Karesansui garden at Ginkaku-Ji in Kyoto, Japan.
I captured this near the remains of the Karesansui garden at Ginkaku-Ji in Kyoto, Japan.
Ginkaku-ji, or Temple of the Silver Pavilion, is officially named Jishō-ji and built for a Shogun who became a Buddhist monk.
Canon has 3 camera showrooms and service centres in Japan. This is the one in Osaka, located in Umeda near Herbis Plaza in 2017.
Tomonoura is a small fishing village famous as the location for several films: notably Ponyo and Wolverine.
I saw this cute cat sitting in a hat in a shop at the Ekinishi area near Hiroshima Station.
Ekinishi (“west of station”) is a small neighbourhood just west of Hiroshima Station that is full of trendy bars and restaurants and really comes alive at night.
This hotel almost seems like it could have been in a James Bond film starring Roger Moore.
The Hiroshima Peace Park is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack.
The Genbaku Dome (aka Hiroshima Peace Memorial, or the Atomic Bomb Dome) is a former exhibition hall that somehow still stands as a ruin.
Miyajima (Shrine Island), is an island famous for the O-Torii gate seemingly surrounded by water.
Kurashiki has a preserved canal area that dates back to the Edo Period, when the city served as an important rice distribution center. In fact, “Kurashiki” roughly translates to “town of storehouses” in reference to the rice storehouses.
Himeji Castle is the only castle we visited in Japan is a “real” castle, ie. it is the original castle (with some restoration work) and not a reconstruction.
Hiroshima Castle was destroyed by the atomic bomb in 1945 but has been reconstructed (in 1958) and now serves as a museum of Hiroshima history pre World War II.
Okayama Castle is another reconstructed castle (the original was destroyed in World War II by air raids). Nearby is Korakuen which is regarded as one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan.
Osaka Castle was destroyed (several times over the course of history), and the present building is a concrete reconstruction.