Posts tagged "temple"
Xi'an and Beijing

Xi’an and Beijing

When Toni and I decided that we were going to take one last trip outside of Japan before we moved, we had a few choices. The top of the list consisted of New Zealand, Vietnam and China. In the end, we decided on China because we wanted to see what is one of the most...
A Kamakura stroll...

A Kamakura stroll…

This past weekend, my wife and I took some friends to Kamakura for a bit of walking around and for me, some much needed photo time. Our friends had never been there before and Toni had really only seen the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine and some of the coastal towns between Kamakura and Enoshima. I’ve done...
Honeymoon Location 2: Lamp no Yado

Honeymoon Location 2: Lamp no Yado

From Wanosato, we trekked north along various expressways and eventually smaller roads to the very northern tip of the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture. It was a really neat trip through the Northern Alps out of the high passes into the coastal plains on the north coast of Honshu. It was very interesting to see...
Snow on Mt. Oyama

Snow on Mt. Oyama

For a while now, I’d been wanting to take another hike in the nearby Tanzawa range, but having other things to do and not having a hiking buddy available kept getting in the way. Luckily, my friend Nicole had a friend, Pat, visiting from the States and my usual hiking partner (when Toni’s out of...
Todoroki Ravine - Tokyo

Todoroki Ravine – Tokyo

I went on a photo walk this past weekend with my friend and in his capacity that day, teacher, Alfie Goodrich (of Japanorama.co.uk). There were a couple other students on the walk as well and we all had a great time capturing the changing leaves in a lovely wooded ravine in Todoroki, Tokyo. Alfie is...
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