Category - Sightseeing

Discovering interesting and unique places across Japan

Nagatoro Town

The Tatami Walls of Nagataro June is a great month for getting out and exploring some unfrequented spots within easy reach of Tokyo before the pervasive summer heat sets...

Tama Lake

Pedalling Around Tama Lake While artificial lakes are prevalent throughout Japan ones that contain cycling paths encompassing their length and breadth are not. Enter...

Shiromaru Dam fish ladder

Unearthing the Longest Fish Ladder in Japan On recent nature outing near Okutama I stumbled across non-descript administrative building which just happens to house the...

Hakuunsan Torii Kannon

A Bodhisattva Inspired Kannon Temple The township of Naguri is more than just a launching pad for local trekking adventures and includes the impressive Hakuunsan Torii...

Kiyomizu-dera Kyoto

A Pilgrimage to the Quintessential Temple While yesterday was unfathomably cold, today Kyoto turned into one gigantic puddle with incessant rain putting a dampener on...

Fushimi Inari Taisha Kyoto

The Shrine of 10,000 Torii Kyoto is a city I have been rediscovering for many years and is undeniably one of the best places to point a camera in Japan. In fact it’s...

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