I just got back from Japan, and now I have several hundred photos to sort thorough. This will take me several days at least. I am going to post the… Read more »
Tsukiji is the largest fish market in the world. It dates back to the Edo period and now processes about 20% of the world’s catch. Don’t read further if you… Read more »
Sensouji is the oldest and most famous Buddhist temple in Tokyo. Its origins date back to the year 628 when two guys were fishing in the Sumida River…
The Ginza district is full of fancy upscale stores.
Nikko is a small city located about 140 km from Tokyo. It is an easy day trip, and well worth it since it contains some of the most impressive temples… Read more »
Iemitsu, the third Tokugawa Shogun, was not content with building the world’s most elaborately decorated shrine for his grandfather. He also build an elaborate mausoleum for himself, located a short… Read more »
Below, a shinkansen (bullet train) pulls into Tokyo Station.
Takayama is an ancient city in the mountains of central Honshu. Its present form dates back to the 16th Century, but the area has been settled for much longer than… Read more »