Japan

M Y   J A P A N E S E   D I A R I E S   2.0

(some additional comments and notes on our trip to Japan written a year after)

Japan diaries 2.0. Late hours in Shinjuku  >>>

Japan diaries 2.0. What I knew before the trip  >>>

Japan diaries 2.0. Transport  >>>

I M P R E S S I O N S

A round way to Arashiyama  >>>  (a note and a photo gallery after a visit in Arashiyama bamboo forest groove)

Himeji castle  >>>  (a note with a photo gallery after a visit in one of three major castles of Japan)

Learning Japan  >>> (of things that were new to me while in Japan)

Koinobori   >>>  (a note on koinobori, windsocks in shape of carps displayed in the Japanese streets)

Tsukiji Fish Market   >>>  (a photo gallery)

Jūnihitoe, the robe   >>>  (a note on traditional  women’s clothing we saw on Japan streets)

Waiting for the mount Fuji to appear  >>>  (a long read with photos on first impressions while back home from Japan)

Aoi Matsuri   >>>   (a note with photos on Aoi Matsuri festival)

The lights of Shinjuku  >>> (a photo gallery from the busiest district of Tokyo in the late evening)

The Rainbow Bridge  >>> (a note about the Rainbow bridge in Tokyo)

Seen in Gion, the Geisha district  >>>  (a postcard from Japan)

Still of Japan …  >>>   (a postcard from Japan)

Tokyo by night  >>>   (a postcard from Japan)

G A R D E N S    A N D     N A T U R E

The Golden Pavilion   >>>  (a report and gallery of photos taken in Kyoto, in the garden of the Golden Pavilion)

The Silver Pavilion  >>>   (a report and gallery of photos taken in Kyoto, in the garden of the Silver Pavilion)

A rock garden  >>>   (a note on rock gardens)

Kenroku-en, a true Japanese garden  >>>  (a report and gallery of photos taken in a one of the most prominent Japanese gardens in Kanazawa)

Kamikochi  >>>  (a report and gallery of photos taken in a national park of Kamikochi)

S H R I N E S   A N D    M O N A S T E R I E S

Nara  >>> (a note with a photo gallery after a visit in Tōdai-ji temple in Nara, hosting the Great Buddha statue. But Nara is also know for 1,200 deers walking freely around)

The path of torii  >>> (a note with a photo gallery after a visit in Oinari San, a shrine where you climb a mountain alongside corridors of torii)

A Shinto shrine for beginners  >>>  (a long read with photo gallery)

Torii, a gate to a sacred place >>>   (a note on torii)

F O O D

Empty sake barrels on display  >>>  (a short note on empty sake barrels displayed in monasteries)

Sake for beginners  >>> (a note about sake served warm)

G A L L E R Y