Japan

The wish to visit Japan has been there for a long time. Finally we decided to go at end of 2019. The trip included days in Tokyo, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka. Japan is very much about contrasts and we got the opportunity to experience some of them.

Landmarks

Kinkakuji, the Golden pavillion in Kyoto

Remains of the industrial building after the A-bomb in Hiroshima

The Kenruko-en garden in Kanazawa

Evening view of Ginza crossing

Sensojitemple in Tokyo

Miho art museum outside Kyoto

Royal castle in Tokyo
Fuji mountain seen from Shinkansen

Tokyo Metropolis

Tokyo is enormous in size and complexity covering more than 2000 square kilometers, 47 miljon people and including 23 cities. Tokyo Metropolitan Building is one of many viewpoints to get some sort of overview.

View from Tokyo Metropolitan building, south tower
View from Tokyo Metropolitan building, south tower
View from Tokyo Metropolitan building, south tower
View from Tokyo Metropolitan building, south tower

People

Geishas i Asakusa, Tokyo
Proud doggie owner in Fushimi Inari, Kyoto
Sushi chef at our local sushiplace
Late working salary workers in Kyoto
Happy cooking ladies in Hiroshima

Food

In Japan you can have fantastic food everywhere and not only local dishes but also international kitchen.

Menu outside restaurant in Shibuya , Tokyo
Various sushis in Hiroshima

Autumn leaves

Maple leaves shifting color in late autumn.

Autumn leaves in Takayama
Autumn leaves in Takayama
Autumn leaves in Takayama
Autumn leaves in Takayama

Gardens

Japanese gardens should include a viewpoint of the landscape, water with carps, stones and trees.

View of Ryōan-ji, Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto
View from Sumuraigarden in Kanazawa
View from Kenroku-en garden in Kanazawa
Garden in Takayama

Classical houses

View from Asanogawa Geisha district in Kanazawa
Detail from house in Asanogawa
Detail from house in Asanogawa
View from old houses in Shirakawa-go

Night lights

Seafood restaurant in Kyoto
View from Gion red light district in Kyoto
View from Gion red light district in Kyoto
A wet evening in Kyoto
Illuminated Ginko trees in Osaka

Interiors

Communication

Compact living
Shinkansen high speed trains connecting all parts of Japan
Ferry to Miyajima island
Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka built on an artificial island

Lost in translation

WC maneuver panel

Suburbia

Local street in Kanazawa
Compact living in Kanazawa

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  1. 5
    Gunilla Cederberg

    Hej Sten!
    Vilka fantastiska bilder, och vilken superspännande och upplevelserik resa det måste ha varit. Tack för titten!
    Vilken kamera använde du?
    Hälsningar,
    Gunilla

  2. 7
    Torben Cederberg

    Hej Sten,

    Vilka fina bilder, jag gillade alla men speciellt den med det häftiga regnet och den på berget Fuji, två bilder som fångar kontraster på ett slående vis 🙂 Hälsningar /Torben

    • 8
      sten_hansson

      Tack Torben
      Fuji fotograferat från Shinkansen. Kom tyvär inte närmare men hade ialla fall bra sikt. Vad gäller regnet var det enda tillfället vi fick regn cirka tre timmar en kväll. Jag fotograferade en hel del då trots att vi var ganska dyblöta.
      //Sten

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