I was on my bicycle, riding to a friend’s café. I know a shortcut, through a beautiful cemetery. The streets here are very narrow, but I know most of them. At least I believed. I took the wrong turn, entered an alley I did not know and found myself in a beautiful shrine I had […]

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Majestic Mt.Fuji over Shinjuku (Tokyo). Photo shot this morning at 8am from the Bunkyo Civic Center Observatory Deck. More photos and 4K Videos of Japan at www.TokyoStreetView.com . . . . #bestjapanpics #loves_nippon #ig_today #retrip_nippon #visitjapanjp #instagramjapan #tokyocameraclub #everydayjapan #igersjp #beautifuldestinations #team_jp #japantrip #travelbug #travelgram #instatravel #lifewelltravelled #welivetoexplore #vscogood #travelstoke #natgeotravel #blockai #wanderlust #traveljunkie #bucketlist #explorejapan #picoftheday #japantravel #japanrevealed #explorejapan #fuji

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Here and there tiny fragments of the old city can be seen. Global modernity and the general frenzy for new things cannot mask everything, and these nostalgic scenes can be seen here and there. Gear used: Fujifilm X-T2 + 35mm f/1.4

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Yokohama hosts a very big and colorful Chinatown known as Motomachi Chukagai. In its streets, many chinese restaurants, a lot of things to eat on the streets. And this temple, named “Emperor Guan’s shrine in Yokohama”. Visually it is wonderful, very different from all you’ll see in Japan. And very similar to all those you […]

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Harajuku’s Takeshita Dori hosts many “kawai” shops full of fancy colorful things. And also some candy shops proposing this kind of big rainbow cotton candy… “Very Harajuku” indeed :) Gear used: Fujifilm XT2 + 35mm f/1.4

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I am a big fan of Marunouchi. I like this area. I like its harmony, its buildings, and above all I love how the beautiful Tokyo Station contrasts with its environment. An old horizontal building among a forest of vertical modern structures. An orange-red construction among dark blue building, bricks against steel and glass, old […]

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If you like skiing, you can take one of these trains. The Hokuriku Shinkansen will take you north, through the mountains and straight to a few ski stations easily accessible from Tokyo. Karuizawa is only one hour away and is perfect for kids and beginners. Enthusiasts can stay on the same train and alight a […]

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Shall we see in this picture what Japan’s future may look like ? Probably. The rapidly aging and decreasing population on the one side an the local fascination for robotics on the other side may tend to generalize this kind of human-machine interactions. Many “jobs” or positions might be attributed to human-shaped robots able to […]

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Boarding a Shinkansen is always a pleasure. Even at peak season, with crowded platforms and lots of travelers to handle, JR manages to offer a smooth service. On the platform everybody waits in line, without complaining or trying to cut the line. Trains are always on time and clean (inside and outside); and the staff […]

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Japan love Ferris wheels. You’ll find big ones almost everywhere, even in Tokyo city center. This one is the “Diamond and Flowers Ferris Wheel” located in Kasai Rinkai Koen. It is (as far as I understood) the tallest in Japan. From there you’ll enjoy a wonderful view on Tokyo Disneyland, the Tokyo Bay, Chiba… and […]

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The autumn colors are gone, already, but many good memories remain. This year I particularly enjoyed Happo-en. Small in size, but rich in delights, this garden offers a couple of rest-houses extremely well placed. Just taking a seat and enjoying the view makes the experience almost perfect. This very morning the light had something special. […]

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Most European cities are based on “horizontality”. In places like Paris for instance, building anything above 6 storeys is really hard and requires a lot of paperwork. This is made to preserve the global harmony of the city. Thus, to locate shops and businesses you do not have to raise your eyes very high: everything […]

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