Summer officially comes to its end and everywhere in Tokyo local little matsuri are held. I stumbled upon this one in Jizo Dori, near Sugamo station. Two little mikoshi were carried along this little street, accompanied by drums. Wonderful atmosphere, and excellent surprise ! Gear used: Fujifilm X-T3 + 56mm f/1.2

Read more

Tokyo Olympic Games are just a little less than 400 days away and the whole city goes through a real construction frenzy. Here under this forest of orange and white cranes you cas see the future Olympic village in Harumi wharf. A whole area is being built from scratch, consisting in 21 buildings from 14 […]

Read more

White limestone rocks, deep blue sea, wonderful sky, white fishing boats here and there… All this sounds very Mediterranean for ;ost Europeans, but such landscapes can also be found in Wakayama, in Shirasaki (near Kii-Yura city). This area proposes many camp grounds and a few famous diving spots to enjoys the local sea life. Gear […]

Read more

Kamikura Jinja is located halfway up a mountain slope. It takes around 500 uneven stone steps to reach the top and this enormous boulder where the Gods first came to Earth according to the Japanese mythology. From there you can take a rest and enjoy a wonderful view on Shingu City. Gear used: Fujifilm X-T3 […]

Read more

Kumano Hayatama Taisha is one of the three most important temples in the Kumano area (the two others being Hongu Taisha and Nachi Taisha). The shrine has been established in the 12th century and hosts an impressive collection of national treasures in a dedicated museum. Gear used: Fujifilm X-T3 + 23mm f/1.4

Read more

Kamikura Jinja is a little shrine located halfway up Mount Gongenyama. It is said that the Gods first came to Earth through this very temple, and brought the fire as a gift to humans. To celebrate this, a ceremony is held every year; the Oto matsuri consists in making dozens of participants recently down hill, […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more