The famous green tea fields of Obuchi Sasaba, in Shizuoka prefecture. The area is filled with those green and perfectly aligned bushes. This area in particular is famous for its view on Mount Fuji. Gear used: Fujifilm X-T2 + 35mm f/0.95

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This kind of tenderness is rather rare in Japan… but the sunset this day was so magical that many people just stopped for a while, relaxed, and enjoyed this warm evening and its wonderful hues. Gear used: Fujifilm X-T2 + 35mm f/0.95

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In the day they look like dull little streets, seemingly deprived of all kind of life. But don’t be mistaken, these narrow streets found behind many of the city’s big avenues come to life every evening. Suddenly lanterns are hung outside, smoke and smell from the grills start invading the air, people leave their offices […]

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Nezu Jinja is certainly one of those many undertated marvels. Located in the center of Tokyo, this templs is quite big and offers a unique experience, far from those of overcrowded places such as Asakusa or Meiji Jingu. A wonderful idea to spend a couple of hours quietly, enjoying a wonderful architecture, and a unique […]

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You had a long day visiting many interesting locations in Tokyo. You walked a lot, spent hours in trains and metros, and you need a little break. If the weather is fine you can head to Odaiba, get off the Yurikamome line at Odaiba Kaihin Koen station. There, stop by one of the convenience store […]

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Toyota Century… a very japanese vision of high end limousines. Looking deliciously old school this version should be the second generation, produced between 1997 and 2016. In my eyes, this car sums up quite well many aspects of the Japanese approach of modern life, mixing a traditional aesthetic with specifically tailored local luxury standards (cloth […]

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I’ve always loved that very angle. This view you get on the shinkansen tracks over people’s heads, hovering between those tall buildings before going on the Tokaido line, towards Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, and beyond. Thus last weekend I took some time, stood there for a few minutes, trying to catch a train without someone stepping […]

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To celebrate children, Japanese hang those colorful koinobori. They symbolize the family, the black one being the father; in the past the red one stood for the eldest son, and the following ones (if any) the others boys and had different colors according to the regions where they were displayed. Recently this celebration which was […]

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We just came back from a few days in the countryside, camping near Mount Fuji, on the western side of the volcano. Nice weather, BBQ everyday… and fantastic view from sunrise to sunset. After a couple of nights your head is fully “washed” and you should be ready to dive back into the urban civilization. […]

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This is one of Tokyo’s best known views… this is also one of the best one can dream of. If the weather is clear, if there’s no wind, climbing in the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower to the 52nd floor at 250m above the sea offers a unique view on the city. When there’s no wind […]

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It’s nemophilia time at Hitachi Seaside Park ! Hills are planted with millions of those flowers, which light blue hues match so well that of the sky. The view is really great, and thus attracts a lot of visitors… really a lot. Gear used: Fujifilm GFX-50S + 110mm f/2

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Taken somewhere under Tokyo, in one of those numerous remarkably clean metro platform running under the giant city. Gear used: Fujifilm X’T2 + Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 II

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