Flower Fields

So I’m starting a new job tomorrow and I figure, why get a good night’s rest beforehand when I could be writing a new blog post instead! Seems only logical. I realise these photos are long overdue since sunflowers are only in bloom in Australia until late January and it’s now April. Better late than never I … Continue reading

Japanese Garden

While the history of the Heian Jingu Shrine may be short in comparison to others of Kyoto, it’s worth a visit for the gardens surrounding the main shrine buildings. The Shin’en has a total area of approximately 33,000 square meters and was created over a 20-year period. The Japanese-style gardens are designated as a national scenic spot which represents … Continue reading

National Treasure

Kyoto continued… Easily one of the most popular tourist spots in Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera is a designated national treasure and a fixture in the minds of Japanese people. The historic temple, that was established in 778, is an enchanting glimpse into the Japanese culture of past and present. The street leading to the temple even makes you … Continue reading

In the Golden Afternoon

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon in summer than wandering through sunflower fields, somewhere in the countryside of Japan.  

Promenade

Once a harbor railroad track, the Kishamichi Promenade is now a pedestrian walkway between Sakuragicho Station and Yokohama World Porters, that offers an ideal view of the Minato Mirai skyline. This view only gets better when the sun comes out and the cherry blossoms are in bloom.

Photogenic

Hanami – to take as many selfies beneath the cherry blossom trees as possible. Ok, so not quite the definition of hanami, but it might as well be. Every spring, when the cherry blossoms are in bloom, the tradition is to admire the flowers with a picnic of food and alcohol, along with thousands of other people. … Continue reading

Blossom

Spring is always a beautiful season, but Japan takes it to a whole new level! I’m referring, of course, to the thousands of cherry blossom trees currently in bloom, covering the country in every shade of pink imaginable. It’s a beautiful sight that is far too short, meaning I’ve got my camera out whenever I’ve … Continue reading