TokyoStreetView http://www.tokyostreetview.com Japan the Beautiful Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:44:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Kawagoe http://www.tokyostreetview.com/kawagoe/ http://www.tokyostreetview.com/kawagoe/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:46:30 +0000 http://www.tokyostreetview.com/?p=2007 Ultra HD 4K Video tour of Japan

Located outside of Tokyo and just barely 30 minutes away from Tokyo central train station, Kawagoe has been made famous over the centuries for its Kurazukuri buildings (warehouses) from the Edo Period and its many suppliers of commodities to the people of Tokyo. Thanks to its many businesses and its strategical purpose, past Shoguns installed […]

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Located outside of Tokyo and just barely 30 minutes away from Tokyo central train station, Kawagoe has been made famous over the centuries for its Kurazukuri buildings (warehouses) from the Edo Period and its many suppliers of commodities to the people of Tokyo. Thanks to its many businesses and its strategical purpose, past Shoguns installed many of their most loyal men and lords in Kawagoe and its castle to secure this strategic business hub.

Today however, Kawagoe has lost its purpose and became, with time, a nice little tourist attraction outside of Tokyo that offers many nice souvenirs and Japanese treats. While it still features some stunning Edo designed buildings, the main historic street is today unfortunately disfigured by the wrath of heavy traffic. The non-stop onslaught of buses and trucks all day long annihilate any hope of enjoying this otherwise truly fantastic and well preserved “Little Edo”.

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4000+ Subscribers on Youtube! http://www.tokyostreetview.com/4000-subscribers-on-youtube/ http://www.tokyostreetview.com/4000-subscribers-on-youtube/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:28:25 +0000 http://www.tokyostreetview.com/?p=2001 Ultra HD 4K Video tour of Japan

Hi everyone and thank you for your continuous effort! Indeed this week-end we reached yet another milestone with now more than 4,000 Subscribers on our YouTube channel! Again thank you very much and let’s reach together the 10K Mark soon

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Hi everyone and thank you for your continuous effort!

Indeed this week-end we reached yet another milestone with now more than 4,000 Subscribers on our YouTube channel!
Again thank you very much and let’s reach together the 10K Mark soon

Thank you!

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Short Iwakuni Castle Teaser http://www.tokyostreetview.com/short-iwakuni-castle-teaser/ http://www.tokyostreetview.com/short-iwakuni-castle-teaser/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 04:08:05 +0000 http://www.tokyostreetview.com/?p=1994 Ultra HD 4K Video tour of Japan

Hi everyone! Here you are another small teaser of our up-coming coverage of Iwakuni and its many wonders!

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Hi everyone! Here you are another small teaser of our up-coming coverage of Iwakuni and its many wonders!

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Kitain Temple http://www.tokyostreetview.com/kitain-temple/ http://www.tokyostreetview.com/kitain-temple/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 02:15:56 +0000 http://www.tokyostreetview.com/?p=1991 Ultra HD 4K Video tour of Japan

Head temple of the Tendai Sect in the Kanto region, Kitain Temple was originally part of a three-temple complex built in 830 and slowly became the Tendai Sect’s main temple around the 17th Century. This took place under the influence of Tenkai, a Japanese Buddhist monk, also known as Nankōbō Tenkai (南光坊 天海), who developed […]

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Head temple of the Tendai Sect in the Kanto region, Kitain Temple was originally part of a three-temple complex built in 830 and slowly became the Tendai Sect’s main temple around the 17th Century. This took place under the influence of Tenkai, a Japanese Buddhist monk, also known as Nankōbō Tenkai (南光坊 天海), who developed a deep and trusted relationship with the first 3 shoguns of the Edo period.

Heavily damaged by fire in 1638, Kitain Temple has been saved by the Shogun Iemitsu, who ordered the removal of several palace buildings from the Edo Castle (Tokyo) to Kawagoe. This move ended up saving them, without knowing it, from the great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and the destruction during WWII. This makes Kitain today one of the only places in Japan where you can visit surviving buildings from Edo Castle.

Finally, and located just in front of Kitain’s main hall, you will find a very unusual garden made of 540 stones statues : Gohyaku Rakan. Each stone represents a disciple of Buddha and comes with its own unique facial expression.

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Hakone Shrine http://www.tokyostreetview.com/hakone-shrine/ http://www.tokyostreetview.com/hakone-shrine/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:35:49 +0000 http://www.tokyostreetview.com/?p=1988 Ultra HD 4K Video tour of Japan

Famous for its huge torii on lake Ashi, the Hakone shrine is a very small temple hidden in a dense forest standing at the foot of Mount Hakone. What make this shrine stand out from many others, despite being small, is its disproportionately large front and gorgeous path leading to it surrounded by tall trees […]

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Famous for its huge torii on lake Ashi, the Hakone shrine is a very small temple hidden in a dense forest standing at the foot of Mount Hakone. What make this shrine stand out from many others, despite being small, is its disproportionately large front and gorgeous path leading to it surrounded by tall trees and lanterns. Also if you have the chance to visit the place early in the morning during the rainy season, the forest mist will turn this shrine into a true mystical venue.

Finally, like the Futarasan Chugushi Shrine near Nikko, you can find atop Mount Hakone, the Mototsumiya (meaning the ‘original shrine’) an extension of the shrine located at the foot of Mt. Hakone.

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Adding movement to our videos, what do you think? http://www.tokyostreetview.com/adding-movement-to-our-videos-what-do-you-think/ http://www.tokyostreetview.com/adding-movement-to-our-videos-what-do-you-think/#comments Sat, 18 Jul 2015 06:23:59 +0000 http://www.tokyostreetview.com/?p=1977 Ultra HD 4K Video tour of Japan

We just received our new Slider a Konova K2 and this until we can afford a K7 alongside a nice URSA Mini 4.6K (Donations welcome!). Anyway, Here you are our first live test video using the K2 and we wanted to share this little footage to you guys to get your feedback on such scene […]

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We just received our new Slider a Konova K2 and this until we can afford a K7 alongside a nice URSA Mini 4.6K (Donations welcome!). Anyway, Here you are our first live test video using the K2 and we wanted to share this little footage to you guys to get your feedback on such scene and whether you like it or not!

 

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Atami Castle http://www.tokyostreetview.com/atami-castle/ http://www.tokyostreetview.com/atami-castle/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 01:14:47 +0000 http://www.tokyostreetview.com/?p=1973 Ultra HD 4K Video tour of Japan

Also known as Atamijo, this “castle” is in fact a pure tourist attraction that was built in 1959 on a mountain top overlooking the city of Atami, despite the fact that Atami never had any castle in its history! To be fair, Atamijo is a good looking castle from the outside and with a stunning […]

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Also known as Atamijo, this “castle” is in fact a pure tourist attraction that was built in 1959 on a mountain top overlooking the city of Atami, despite the fact that Atami never had any castle in its history!

To be fair, Atamijo is a good looking castle from the outside and with a stunning view of Atami from its observatory deck. But beside these two major features, and maybe its small museum, Atami Castle is in many ways a cheap attraction.. So unless you are planning to shoot some gorgeous photos of Atami, don’t waste your time visiting the place, just enjoy the view of Atami of this well designed, but fake, Edo period castle.

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Kiun-kaku http://www.tokyostreetview.com/kiun-kaku/ http://www.tokyostreetview.com/kiun-kaku/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:17:01 +0000 http://www.tokyostreetview.com/?p=1971 Ultra HD 4K Video tour of Japan

Located in Atami City’s center and originally built by a shipping magnate in 1919, Kiun-kaku (also known as Kiunkaku) served until 1947 as a private villa to different owners including the railroad tycoon Kaichiro Nezu. It’s interesting to note here that Kaichiro also happens to be the original owner of the Nezu garden and museum […]

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Located in Atami City’s center and originally built by a shipping magnate in 1919, Kiun-kaku (also known as Kiunkaku) served until 1947 as a private villa to different owners including the railroad tycoon Kaichiro Nezu. It’s interesting to note here that Kaichiro also happens to be the original owner of the Nezu garden and museum in Tokyo. In 1947 Kiun-kaku was transformed into one of Japan’s most famous Ryokans, functioning as such until 1999.

Kiun-Kaku’s fame not only comes from its past owners, but also for its elegant approach to mixing Japanese traditional architecture alongside Western and East Asian influenced interior design.

Without a doubt, it is this unique atmosphere that has attracted some of Japan’s greatest authors including Naoya Shiga, Junichiro Tanizaki and Osamu Dazai.

Now a museum, Kiun-Kaku is visited by more than 3 millions people per year and should definitely be on your “must see” todo list when going to Izu!

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Hiroshima, Miyajima, Iwakuni, here I come! http://www.tokyostreetview.com/hiroshima-miyajima-iwakuni-here-i-come/ http://www.tokyostreetview.com/hiroshima-miyajima-iwakuni-here-i-come/#comments Sun, 12 Jul 2015 01:44:48 +0000 http://www.tokyostreetview.com/?p=1953 Ultra HD 4K Video tour of Japan

More Photos of the Atomic Bomb Dome by Benoa here : Benoa In Japan Over 1,700Km and more than 22h back and forth, here you are my schedule for the next 4 days and three nights travel to Hiroshima! Yep, I finally have everything with me including the authorization papers to shoot freely where and […]

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Hiroshima

More Photos of the Atomic Bomb Dome by Benoa here : Benoa In Japan

Over 1,700Km and more than 22h back and forth, here you are my schedule for the next 4 days and three nights travel to Hiroshima! Yep, I finally have everything with me including the authorization papers to shoot freely where and whenever I want to make sure to be able to get some amazing 4K videos for you!

Oh and get ready to for more “dramatic” shots in the near future since I just received yesterday my K2 Konova Slider and even if I am sure it will require some training before being able to make some gorgeous moving scene, I am sure I will be ready on time for Miyajima!

So see you soon and whish me luck!

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TSV reached yet another milestone http://www.tokyostreetview.com/tsv-reached-yet-another-milestone/ http://www.tokyostreetview.com/tsv-reached-yet-another-milestone/#comments Sat, 11 Jul 2015 06:03:08 +0000 http://www.tokyostreetview.com/?p=1950 Ultra HD 4K Video tour of Japan

Dear Readers, Dear Friends! We are glad to announce that a few days ago, TokyoStreetView (TSV) has reached yet another milestone with now over 3,000 Subscribers on our YouTube channel as well as having reach over 40,000 View and more than 200 Likes on our “The Art of Sushi Making” Video! Again, thank you very […]

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Dear Readers, Dear Friends!

We are glad to announce that a few days ago, TokyoStreetView (TSV) has reached yet another milestone with now over 3,000 Subscribers on our YouTube channel as well as having reach over 40,000 View and more than 200 Likes on our “The Art of Sushi Making” Video!

Again, thank you very much everyone for your constant support!

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