Escape To The Country

Landscape views from today’s small road trip up Mt Tamborine. Advertisements


Lake Kawaguchi, the second largest and most popular of the Fuji Five Lakes, is a must for anyone living in the Tokyo region. As if the incredible view of Mt Fuji wasn’t enough, it’s also well known for the autumn leaves. From late October until the end of November, the maple trees that line the … 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

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.  

The Climb

As I’ve stated in an earlier post, I’m more inclined to visit a place if I believe it’ll make a great photo. Should that place happen to be on top of a mountain only accessible by foot, I will still go. Since I was young I’ve had a habit of climbing things, big or small, … Continue reading

Hidden Garden

It’s recently been pointed out to me that my choice of places to visit is swayed by whether or not I think it’ll make a nice photo. Looking at these photos it’s quite possible. In fact, half of these were taken last week, but it’s was too pretty I went back again today. This place … Continue reading


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.


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