Category: Japan

Winter lights on Odori

Japan trip: First evening in Sapporo under the snow

Upon arrival at Royton Sapporo, we quickly unpacked and got out to find decent gloves for my daughter. We also wished to experience our first evening in Sapporo under the snow. After going to Odori, we ended searching for an eating place in the central arcade gallery of Tanukikoji. Ramen as first meal in Hokkaido […]

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First glimpse of snow over Hokkaido

From Tokyo to Hokkaido

In an earlier post, I talked about snow fun in Tomamu. Well, before getting to Tomamu, we had to fly from Tokyo to Hokkaido. Obviously, we were flying on Japan Airlines. The plane to Hokkaido was another B777. Haneda airport As much as international airports are perfectly organized, domestic airports can look a bit more […]

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Angel light in Tomamu

Japan: snow fun in Tomamu

One of the highlights of our trip to Japan in December 2017 has been the day where we traveled to Tomamu. Tomamu is a ski station situated inland on the island of Hokkaido, about one hour by train from Sapporo. The village has many ski resorts and winter sport stations, so it was the occasion […]

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Two young girls in kimono

Japan: a visit to Sensoji shrine

When you visit Tokyo, a must visit if you are in the area of Asakusa is certainly Sensoji, the oldest shrine of the city. A visit to Sensoji shrine is not only the occasion of watching Japanese and their beliefs which intricates elements of Shintoism along with Buddhism. It is also the occasion of watching […]

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Shibuya crossing

Japan: Shibuya crossing

A major place to visit upon any visit to Japan is the Shibuya crossing. Popularized and made iconic by countless photographers and/or instagram posts, the Shibuya crossing is famous for the sheer amount of people crossing the streets at any time during the day. Hachiko Shibuya crossing is also near to the famous Hachiko statue. […]

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Sakura in December

Ueno Park in Tokyo: from blooming Sakura to red maple leaves

On day three of my stay in Japan, I headed to Ueno park. To be completely honest, I had been there the day before, where I managed to shoot already some pics. The main highlight of the day was finding a cherry tree starting to bloom in the middle of December. The whole Ueno park […]

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ANA flight taking off

Japan Airlines Hong Kong to Haneda: pure refinement

After Korea, the next step was, obviously, Japan. And to go to Japan, I caught a Japan Airlines flight, which although I flew economy was pure refinement. It all starts at a lounge The best way to start a travel is doubtless in the business class lounge. Even though I was not flying business, Finnair’s […]

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Kimono girl

First encounter with Japan in France: the kimono musician in Paris

My first encounter with Japan actually happened in… France! Indeed, as a teenager, I had just started photography with my Canon EOS 600, at the times of the film camera (around 1990). It is where I saw this young kimono musician playing in the gardens of Tuilleries (near the Louvre). The kimono musician This young […]

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