According to our guide this location was the best one to enjoy the sunset in Shirahama (Wakayama prefecture). And having the sun right in the hole of this rock was the real challenge. I think we were quite lucky since we had both a perfect sky with beautiful hues, but also managed to hit the […]

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Kamigoten is one of those unbelievable places you may find in Wakayama. This inn was established in 1657 so that a shogun could enjoy the precious hot springs of Ryujin Onsen. Since then, the ryokan has been run by the same family… for 29 generations ! If you’re lucky you may even sleep in the […]

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Located near the river in Uwajima City, Ehime, Taga Shrine is small and quite particular. Indeed locals come and pray at the shrine not only for longevity and good health but in particular, fertility. The shrine is famous among foreign tourist for its many phallic ornaments, including a two meter […]

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Koyasan is a wonderful city, filled with temples and offering a highly spiritual environment. Beautiful in the day its many temples are even more impressive at night; this one was taken on the famous Danjo Garan site, hosting many beautiful temple buildings and two gorgeous pagodas. Gear used: Fujifilm GFX-50S + 23mm f/4

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Osaka Castle was built by Daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1583 on the former site of the Ishiyama Honganji Temple. It was originally intended to be the center of Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s vision where he would rule a unified Japan. As such Osaka Castle was, at the time, Japan’s largest castle. [...]

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Located in the outskirts of Osaka city, Sumiyoshi Taisha, also known as Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine is actually one of Japan’s oldest shrines. Founded in the 3rd century, Sumiyoshi Taisha displays a unique style of shrine architecture, called Sumiyoshi-zukuri, that is free of influence from the Asian mainland. [...]

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Together with Gonzague we spent one week in Wakayama prefecture. Our visit ends tomorrow with many marvels on our schedule. So far our journey was made of temples, onsens, forests, cemeteries, sunsets in mountains on beaches. A intense and incredibly rich week indeed. This picture was taken at the Main Gate in Koyasan, a really […]

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Located in the city of Sakkai in Osaka prefecture, JIKKO Kitchen Knives Cutlery is one of the best and most famous companies for anyone looking for the finest Japanese cutlery. JIKKO started relatively recently in 1901. Sakkai has been known for the past 600 years for its knife craftwork […]

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Japan is full of amazing small and unique matsuris, or festivals. Kinusaki City Kebesu fire festival is by far one of the most interesting Matsuri we had the chance to see. [...]

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What used to be the former bus station in Shinjuku Nishi-guchi is now a dedicated Pokemon hunters gathering area. In front of the colorful Yodobashi, a lot of these digital hunters regroup in the evening looking for new monsters for their collections. Gear used: Fujifilm GFX-50S + 63mm f/2.8

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The Dotonbori area in Osaka needs no introduction. It’s one of Japan's most famous tourist destinations thanks to its unique and frankly, gaudy neons. Dotonbori is one spot you should not miss when traveling in Japan. [...]

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Tokyo is an endless surprise. This sunset was captured in Hachijojima, a small volcanic island roughly 300km south of Tokyo, but still administratively IN Tokyo. A simple 40mn domestic flight from Haneda airport will take you there for a good dose of wilderness including diving with turtles, hiking on top of a volcano, walking in […]

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