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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Jo-namagashi, a very special kind of sweets usually served with green tea. Using red bean paste and lightly sweet, these very elegant delicacies are to be eaten with your eyes first. gear used: fujifilm GFX-50S + 63mm f/2.8

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Ukai at it’s best: the master and his cormorants are fishing. Within under an hour roughly they will catch 15 “ayu”. Gear used: Fujifilm GFX50S + 110mm f/2

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One of the many Izakaya found in Tokyo. I love these Japanese evenings, made of colors, lights, tasting like beer and perfect to share a good moment with friends. Gear used: Fujifilm GFX-50S + 110mm f/2

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Shimbashi by night is a totally different Tokyo. Forget the business-clean-mannered daytime city you may know. Little izakaya light up all the lanterns they can, people fill those narrow alleys to enjoy drinks and snacks,restaurants and bar staffs try to “fish” some customers while many girls propose massage or drink services, “et probablement plus si […]

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One of Tokyo’s famous perspectives, which you’ll enjoy in Shinjuku while walking on the pedestrian bridge connecting the former Southern Terrace to the JR station’s south exit. The three towers keep reminding me of the Eye of Sauron… they are in fact the Park Tower, the second tallest structure in Shinjuku with their 235m and […]

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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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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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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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