A man on his way to work walks past a collection of vintage Godzilla movie posters Gear used: Fujifilm X-T2 + 35mm f/0.95

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the Great Buddha statue, or Daibutsu is another very popular religious attraction of Kamakura. Despite its overall sense of serenity, the Daibutsu had a rather tumultuous history! It all started in 1233 when the good people of Kotoku-In decided to erect a giant wooden representation of Buddha. After a good decade of hard labor the gorgeous wooden wonder was finally unveiled to all. Unfortunately, in 1248 a storm destroyed both the wooden statue and its hall. Realising that wood was too fragile, it was decided to build yet another statue of Buddha by this time in bronze. Finished in 1252, the bronzed version of the wooden Buddha statue is the statue that you can enjoy today in Kotoku-In. While the Daibutsu itself was built to withstand the worst conditions, its main protective hall was not so lucky and was destroyed by powerful storms in 1334 and in 1369, as well as in 1498 by a devastating tsunami. Unphased by the elements, the Daibutsu was still standing proudly and serene as before. It was after the 1498 tsunami that it was decided to let Daibutsu remain standing in the open air. Finally and according to Kotoku-In record, the Daibutsu measure 13.35m with a total weight of around 121 tonnes. More photos and 4K Videos at www.TokyoStreetView.com

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Octopus, or "Tako" as it's known in Japanese, is a special ingredient in Japanese food culture and contrary to popular belief, octopus is seldom eaten raw as it's too chewy. Instead, octopus in Japan is usually "ready-boiled" when you purchase it. More photos and 4K Videos at www.TokyoStreetView.com

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Back in Tokyo after a couple of monthes away… time to resume feeding this page, starting with this sacred knot, a view so typical of the many little hidden temples you’ll come across walking in Tokyo. Gear used: Fujifilm X-T2 + Mitakon 35mm f/0.95

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Just behind the Imperial Palace East Garden entrance, the Chidorigafuchi Moat features hundreds of sakura trees, lining each side of the moat. Incredibly picturesque when in full bloom, the Chidorigafuchi Moat is among the most famous hanami spots in Japan. To make things even more magical it is possible to rent a rowboat for peaceful hanami cruise. If you are lucky enough to come late in the season, you will have the chance to see the moat water turn into a magnificent parterre of petals.Keep in mind also that the sakura trees along the canal are illuminated in the evenings, offering magnificent and unique views of the blossoms. More photos and 4K Videos at www.TokyoStreetView.com

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Located outside of Yokohama and somehow in the middle of an industrial area, Sankei-en garden is an oasis of beauty and calm. Erected in 1904 by a silk trader named Tomitaro Hara, also known as Hara Sankei, this garden features, in one location, the many wonders of Japan. Thanks to his fortune, Tomitaro Hara brought from different places across Japan, such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Kamakura, Gifu and Wakayama, many historically significant structures. These include an elegant daimyo (feudal lord) residence, a few tea houses and even the main hall and three storied pagoda of Kyoto’s old Tomyoji temple. More photos and 4K Videos at www.TokyoStreetView.com

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Tsurugaoka Hachimangū, 鶴岡八幡宮 in Japanese, is the most important Shinto shrine in the city of Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The shrine is at the geographical and cultural center of the city of Kamakura, which has largely grown around it and its 1.8 km approach. It is the venue of many of its most important festivals, and hosts two museums. Tsurugaoka Hachimangū was for most of its history not only a Hachiman shrine, but also a Tendai Buddhist temple, a fact which explains its general layout, typical of Japanese Buddhist architecture. More photos and 4K Videos at www.TokyoStreetView.com

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If one of your backlist item is to enjoy an unique view of Mt. Fuji over Tokyo, then you should definitely schedule your next trip around January to February. The Japanese dry winter sky make it so much easier to capture some amazing footage (Photos and Videos) of Fujisan from pretty much everywhere in Tokyo! More photos and 4K Videos at www.TokyoStreetView.com

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Kimonos in Japan is enjoyed at all ages and all year long for fun or not. This passion of mixing tradition and everyday life is what makes Japan a unique place to visit and live. More photos and 4K Videos at www.TokyoStreetView.com

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Tokyo's famous boat restaurants that roam Tokyo bay are moored around Asakusabashi station and turn the whole area into an "out of this world" pear where two architectural concept clashes. Photo by @pierrojapon for TokyoStreetView More photos and 4K Videos at www.TokyoStreetView.com

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A random, yet beautiful temple discovered while looking for our way. As said yesterday, getting lost in Japan and wandering out of the beaten path is was make Japan a unique place to visit. Here, we simply took the wrong turn and stumble this simple yet magical temple. Traveling and discovery is like art, a messy process that often bring at the end the best result, so, to a certain extend, try to loose yourself when travelling and visiting Japan! Photo by @pierrojapon for TokyoStreetView. More photos and 4K Videos at www.TokyoStreetView.com

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Getting lost in a foreign country can be a traumatizing experience, but in some cities, like Tokyo for example, it also could lead to some amazing places and will give you a chance to travel in time like you never thought it was possible. Japan, like pretty much every other places in the world is far from been perfect, but after 16 years living in this country I do not see myself living anywhere else! Photo by @pierrojapon for TokyoStreetView More photos and 4K Videos at www.TokyoStreetView.com . . . . #Japan #Travel #Historical #TravelPic #JapanTrip #Nippon #TravelPhotos #Cultural #IGersJapan #Nihon #JapanFocus #iLoveJapan #JapanTravel #JapanLife #ExploreJapan #LoveJapan #CoolJapan #TravelJapan #JapanTour #VisitJapan #JapanLover #DiscoverJapan #JapanCulture #OffTheBeatenPath #everydayjapan #tokyo #streetphotography #architecture #design

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