Famous for its onsen, its beautiful mountain an as a world-class ski resort, Mt. Zao is also extremely popular among foreign tourist for its magnificent Snow Monsters also called Juhyo in Japanese. [...]

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Located in the heart of Wakayama near Kumano Hongu Taisha, the onsen village of Yunomine is not only famous for its amazing onsen water but also for its unique bath: Tsubo-Yu. Tsubo-Yu is one of Japan’s oldest baths and also the smallest!

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Fukusada No Oicho or in English: The Great Ginkgo tree of Fukusada, is a beautiful 400-year-old lonesome tree located in the Tanabe district of Wakayama. With a circumference of about 5.5m and a height of 22m, Fukusada No Oicho is also the “protector” of the Hosenji temple [...]

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Some situations can be unexpectedly funny. This statue located in a temple near Sugamo station is supposed to be cleaned where your body hurts. I did not intend to snap something fun but guess what… right when I pressed the button a hand came out of nowhere to clean the statue’s rear. Gear used: Fujifilm […]

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For the third and last video of our Okunoin Cemetery series, we wanted to help you discover what Okunoin looks and sounds like at night when most of the tourists are long gone and enjoying a good onsen or dinner in one of the many temples around. [...]

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Danjo Garan is another important place of worship in Koyasan. It is where Kobo Daishi is also worshipped. The legend has it that Kobo Daishi himself when studying in China through his Sankosho (a pestle with three prongs at each end, usually made of gilt bronze) toward Japan […]

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Located about 1h away by plane from Tokyo, Hachijojima is one of the many beautiful tropical island of Tokyo, where swimming with sea turtles and hiking in a tropical forest, is just some of the many activities that Hachijojima has to offer! [...]

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Driving just under an hour outside Tokyo can take you to incredible locations such as Morito beach a place we particularly enjoy when we need a great bowl of fresh air. Gear used: Fujifilm GFX-50S + 110mm f/2

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On this second part of our video series on Okunoin Cemetery (Koyasan - Wakayama), we wanted to spend some time on some of the old, yet most beautiful tombs and mausoleums of Okunoin Cemetery. It is very difficult for us to describe the unique ambiance and beauty of some of Okunoin’s [...]

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Okunoin Cemetery, located in Koyasan, is a most astonishing cemetery. Founded in 805 by Kobo Daishi, one of Japan’s most important religious figures. Koysan is the center of the Shingo Buddhist sect. Kobo Daishi mausoleum is at the center of Okunoin Cemetery. [...]

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Located an hour or so by car from Koyasan in the small Onsen village of Ryujin, Kamigoten is a small ryokan with a unique history. Built in 1657, Kamitogen was actually designed to please Yorinobu Tokugawa, a Japanese Feudal lord of Kinokuni. [...]

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Every Saturday in December a nice firework is shot from one of the islands lying near the Rainbow Bridge. The weather is usually chilly but the view from Odaiba beaches is unique. These shows are also a very unique occasion to face some of the strangest “Japanese organizational skills”: before the fireworks all the terraces […]

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