Nightscape

Todai-ji Nigatsu-dō

Sunset at Nigatsu-dō

Nigatsu-dō is one of the important structures of the Tōdai-ji temple in Nara. If you are here to know more about Nigatsu-dō, you already must be familiar with the Todai-ji temple, registered as a world heritage site, and one of the most revered Buddhist temples in all of Japan. I have visited Nara Park many […]

Nigatsu-dō is one of the important structures of the Tōdai-ji temple in Nara If you are here to know more about Nigatsu-dō, you already must be familiar with the Todai-ji temple, registered as a world heritage site, and one of the most revered Buddhist temples in all of Japan I have visited Nara Park many times Nigatsu-dō is located to the east of the Great Buddha Hall, on the hillside of Mount Wakakusa Even though I had visited the Nigatsu-dō temple hall earlier, it was only after one of my friends on Instagram posted a picture-perfect view of the evening sunset from here, that it became an
Yokohama Pier at Night

Photowalk along Osanbashi Pier

We go on a photo-walk to capture the famous Yokohama skyline from Osanbashi, the oldest pier in Yokohama. The creatively designed wooden deck with steps, slopes, and benches are perfect for a relaxing evening among gentle sea breeze.

Today we dropped by at one of the most photographed areas in Yokohama – Osanbashi Pier(大さん橋) The pier was originally built in 1894, but was reconstructed in 2002 as a passenger terminal Its bold new design incorporates floor boards, with no stairs, beams or posts making it a unique experience with great views of the city We were in the Kanto region for a few days The weather had been a big disappointment We spent the early part of the day inside malls surrounding Shin-Osaka Station We found a Book-off store nearby Its a great place to find old series that are not in publication anymore and, I may add in pretty good
Hozomon Gate of Senso ji Temple at Night

The great Senso-ji Temple

Sensō-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. It is Tokyo’s oldest temple, and one of its most significant, built to honor Kannon, the goddess of mercy.

Sensō-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan It is Tokyo’s oldest temple, and one of its most significant It is a very busy place during daytime so I decided to escape the crowd by visiting early at dawn and then returning back late at night We were staying at APA Hotel Asakusa-Kuramae It is just a couple of minutes walk away from the Kuramae Station on the Toei Oedo Subway Line I had intentionally reserved this hotel as it is at a walk-able distance from the historic temple I left the hotel at around 6:30 am The skies were a saddening, dull gray as I made my
Tokyo Tower from Sky Deck

An evening at Tokyo City View

Tokyo City View, an observation facility located in the center of one of the world’s metropolis, Tokyo, features an indoor observation deck 250 meters above sea level and a Sky Deck outdoor observation deck 270 meters above sea level.

Tokyo City View, an observation facility located in the center of one of the world’s metropolis, Tokyo, features an indoor observation deck 250 meters above sea level and a Sky Deck outdoor observation deck 270 meters above sea level Corridors of Tokyo cityview Corridors of Tokyo Skydeck Tokyo Tower from Sky Deck Streets of Tokyo from the observation room at Roppongi Hills Tokyo City Steets from Skydeck Tokyo Tower Tokyo Tower On the way to Tokyo Tower Roppongi Hills Mall

Night view from Mt. Hakodate

Once the sun descends behind the mountains, the city of Hakodate comes alive like a sea of glittering jewels. Hakodate-shi as it is known locally is the capital city of Oshima Sub-prefecture in Hokkaido. The view from Mt. Hakodate is acclaimed as one of the three best night-views in Japan.

Hakodate wasn’t in our plans for this tour of Tohoku But as it happened, the weather in Aomori was totally drab and we didn’t want to waste a day brooding So armed with our JR Passes and in a spur of the moment thing, we just caught the train to Hakodate Why Hakodate? We did tour the incredible island of Hokkaido a couple of years back in 2016 It was a memorable trip whence we covered the beautiful snow covered areas of Sapporo, Otaru, Obihiro, Kushiro, Abashiri, Asahiyama and even Wakkanai But we missed out on Hakodate because of lack of time
Yasaka Pagoda

An evening at Yasaka-no-tou Pagoda

Today we take a walk down to Yasaka-dori in Kyoto to the stunning Yasaka-no-to Pagoda. Built in 592, the Pagoda is the only standing structure of the Hokan-ji Temple. The rest of the structures have either been destroyed by fires or earthquakes over the years.

Today we take a walk down to Yasaka-dori in Kyoto to the stunning Yasaka-no-tou Pagoda Built in 592, the Pagoda is the only standing structure of the Hokan-ji Temple The rest of the structures have either been destroyed by fires or earthquakes over the years Kyoto has many attractions for the wide-eyed tourists The Kinkaku-ji Temple and Kiyomizu-dera Temple being the most favorites, but if you are photographically inclined, the Yasaka Pagoda is not to be missed With its old city charm and cobblestone paths, it takes your breadth away, specially during the evenings when the pathways are illuminated in a golden glow How to reach Yasaka Pagoda from
Lovers Sanctuary on Mt Moiwa

Lovers Sanctuary on Mount Moiwa

Its my last night in Hokkaido. We take the Ropeway to the observation deck on Mt. Moiwa. It is thrilling, witnessing the spectacular panorama of the streets of Sapporo and the Ishikari Bay, twinkling like countless diamonds floating on a dark sea. I so love Hokkaido!!

We woke up to a beautiful sunny day The grey clouds from the day before had cleared up It was the last day of our Hokkaido trip We lazed around at the hotel discussing the amazing places we had been to on this trip It wasn’t until noon that we left the hotel for Mount Moiwa How to reach Mount Moiwa Mount Moiwa or Moiwa-yama (藻岩山) is one of several small, forested mountains southwest of Sapporo The mountain is known for the spectacular view of the city from an observation deck at its summit From here one can view a spectacular panorama of the streets of Sapporo, Ishikari Bay and

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