Photographs │ Japan

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Photographs of Tokyo, Kawagoe and Matsumoto.

Tokyo

The capital city of Japan, and one of the largest and most vibrant cities in the world. It’s hectic, and crowded, but also a place where the old and the new mix, sometimes harmoniously, sometimes discordantly. Below are a few photographs of the city.

(Thumbnail) Kaminari-mon, Sensoji, Asakusa, Tokyo (Thumbnail) Hozo-mon, Sensoji, Asakusa, Tokyo (Thumbnail) Hozo-mon, Sensoji, Asakusa, Tokyo (Thumbnail) Sensoji, Asakusa, Tokyo (Thumbnail) Five-storey pagoda, Sensoji, Asakusa, Tokyo (Thumbnail) Hagoita, Sensoji, Asakusa, Tokyo (Thumbnail) Sensoji, Asakusa, and the Sky Tree, Tokyo, Japan (Thumbnail) Tokyo Sky Tree (Thumbnail) Tokyo Sky Tree (Thumbnail) Shinjuku (Thumbnail) Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (1) (Thumbnail) Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (2)

Kawagoe

Kawagoe is known as the Little Edo, because the town keeps some of the buildings from the Edo period, and has many tourist attractions, such as the Kita-in temple. It can be reached within an hour from Shinjuku, and is a great place to go for a day-trip from Tokyo.

(Thumbnail) Gohyaku rakan, Kawagoe (Thumbnail) Gohyaku rakan, Kawagoe (Thumbnail) Gohyaku rakan, Kawagoe (Thumbnail) Gohyaku rakan, Kawagoe (Thumbnail) Gohyaku rakan, Kawagoe (Thumbnail) Gohyaku rakan, Kawagoe (Thumbnail) Gohyaku rakan, Kawagoe (Thumbnail) Gohyaku rakan, Kawagoe (Thumbnail) Kita-in Temple, Kawagoe (Thumbnail) Kita-in Temple, Kawagoe (Thumbnail) Shoro-mon, Kita-in, Kawagoe (Thumbnail) Pagoda, Kita-in, Kawagoe (Thumbnail) Pagoda, Kita-in, Kawagoe (Thumbnail) Onigawara, Kita-in, Kawagoe (Thumbnail) Historic storehouses, Kawagoe (Thumbnail) Kawagoe

Matsumoto

We passed the city while on a trip, and made a short stop to visit the castle.

(Thumbnail) Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto-jo) — 1 — Also explanatory text about this castle (Thumbnail) Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto-jo) — 2 (Thumbnail) Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto-jo) — 3 (Thumbnail) Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto-jo) — 4 (Thumbnail) Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto-jo) — 5 (Thumbnail) Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto-jo) — 6 (Thumbnail) Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto-jo) — 7 (Thumbnail) Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto-jo) — 8 (Thumbnail) Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto-jo) — 9 (Thumbnail) Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto-jo) — 10 (Thumbnail) Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto-jo) — 11 (Thumbnail) Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto-jo) — 12 (Thumbnail) Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto-jo) — 13 (Thumbnail) Matsumoto Shrine (Matsumoto Jinja)