Tag Archives: photography

October 06

Power and Might in the Skies – Komatsu Air Show

The fire power of the Japan Self-Defense Forces was on show at the annual Komatsu Air Base Festival last month in Ishikawa Prefecture.     Advertisements

September 17

Summer in the city – Osaka

Some of the views around town that I enjoyed this past summer in Osaka as the sun went down.        

June 30

Making soba noodles

Fresh soba noodles – one of Japan’s finest culinary delights.  

June 25

Blue Hydrangeas – Harbingers of the rainy season in Japan

July is here and that means gorgeous hydrangeas, or ajisai (アジサイ), in gardens across Japan!

June 16

Summer roses in Ishikawa Prefecture

Summer’s most beautiful heralds have arrived.

June 04

Wild Hokkaido – Daisetsuzan National Park

Japan’s largest national park situated in the middle of Hokkaido, the most northern island of Japan.

May 21

Tulips and cherry blossoms – Flower Power in Toyama Prefecture, Japan.

 

May 14

Roof of Japan – The Snow Corridor on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine route

For more information the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, visit their official website here.        

April 28

Kyoto at its most beautiful – Cherry blossom season, 2015

April 21

New bullet train opening – The Hokuriku Shinkansen, Kanazawa.

How a train loving nation launches a new train line.

April 14

Japan at its finest – Cherry blossom season in Nara.

April 07

The majestic Northern Japanese Alps – Toyama, Japan.

A most incredible view of the grand Northern Alps of Japan, seen from the beach at Amaharashi in Toyama Prefecture (雨晴市、富山県).  

March 10

Silvered by snow – Kenrokuen, Kanazawa.

There’s just something magically timeless about a traditional Japanese garden blanketed in heavy snow. With the new shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo commencing services this weekend, this garden will be just 2.5hrs from Toyko!

March 03

Abandoned railway – Takedao, near Kobe & Osaka

Train buffs and hikers alike can follow the old abandoned JR Fukuchiyama line for six kilometres through the Mukogawa Gorge (武庫川渓谷) in the mountains between Osaka and Kobe for a nostalgic adventure into Japan’s industrial past.  The trail runs between Takedao (武田尾) and Namaze (生瀬) Stations on the new JR Fukuchiyama Line which runs from […]

February 24

Full of Beans! – Setsubun in Kanazawa

“Demons out! Luck in!” That’s what people across Japan were chanting on February 3 as they hurled roasted soybeans all over the place to celebrate Setsubun (節分).  Setsubun is the first day of spring according to the old lunar calendar in Japan and on it’s the day to make a fresh start and banish any […]