Matsue is a beautiful city located in Shimane prefecture, on the shores of lake Shinji. Among other things the city has a wonderful little castle, one of the very few authentic ones left in Japan. Only 12 of them survived throughout the country. Most Castles you’ll see are reconstitutions, often meant to look like the […]

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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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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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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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If you like those autumn days, those red leaves and those magnificient gradens, you shoul definitely consider visiting Kyu Furukawa garden. Not very far from Rikugien, this garden is smaller, but in my opinion much more interesting… and far less touristic, which is a very good point. Gear used: Fujifilm X-T3 + 56mm f/1.2

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Sleeping in temples can prove very comfortable, many of them having beautiful rooms to rent, often much better than many ryokans, the atmosphere of the temple adding much to the global picture. But to enjoy this, you’ll have to comply to certain rules: some temples require that you wake up early to attend the morning […]

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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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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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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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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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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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