Tag: Honshu

Buddhist Temple at Enoshima, Japan

While walking around Enoshima, Japan one of the landmarks was this buddhist temple. Here is a view looking towards Enoshima Island in Fujisawa.

Bamboo in Japan

Bronze Bell at Japanese Shrine

While at a shrine in Enoshima, Japan I saw this big bronze bell. These bells have a nice ring to them. From what I remember about reading about them is that the people who make the bell don’t know if they have a good bell until after it is cast and they hear the ring …

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Shrine in Japan

Some of the great beauties in Japan are the shrines and temples. Here is a shrine seen at Enoshima, Japan. I like the way you go through the doorway up the path to the shrine or temple. This is kind of gives the effect of walking on the path to enlightenment.

Rickshaws in Japan

In Japan you may see rickshaws pulling people around as a means of transportation. They look like a fun way to see the area.

Purple Flowers in Japan

As I was passing by I noticed these pretty purple flowers on a tree in Kanagawa, Japan, so I decided to stop and practice taking some macro photos of them. I wish I knew what type of tree and flowers these are because it really is pretty.

Matsumoto Castle, Japan

Went to Matsumoto Castle located in Nagano Prefecture on the Island of Honshu, Japan. This was quite the experience and it was spectacular to be able to see the castle both on the inside and out, but also the panoramic views of the mountains and the city that was built long after the castle. Some …

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Sights Along the Drive From Tokyo to Nagano

Took a drive in Japan from Tokyo to Nagano today and took some photos along the way. Some of the mountains that you can see are the Minami Alps. I got a couple shots of some cars. The views along the drive were very nice and so was the experience.

Ninja Show Near Mie, Japan

Went to Mie, Japan to checkout a real life ninja show. This was pretty neat because I went to an actual ninja village and learned that the Mie ninja’s were good at the art of implanting a suggestion into a person’s mind in order to get them to do what they want. If I remember …

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Nagoya Castle, Japan

Went to the Nagoya Castle today and toured it to see what it is like. There are nice panoramic views of the city and there is a small moat around the castle, but one thing I noticed immediately was how steep the foundation walls are. One of the most famous unique things about this castle …

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Japan Earthquake/Tsunami 40 Days Later in Tohoku

Enoshima Aquarium

Even though it is March and the weather is still cold I got tired of being stuck in doors from the winter and decided to take the train to the east coast of Japan to visit Enoshima and check out their aquarium. While there I watched the dolphin and sea lion show. The show really …

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Fuji Safari Park

Went to Fuji Safari Park near the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. The park was rather neat because you could walk around and pet some animals, but there was also a part of the park where you drive your vehicle through these big Jurassic Park gates and then there are animals walking along the …

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Naval Base Yokosuka

Went over to Naval Base Yokosuka on the edge of Yokohama bay and while over there these were a few of the cool Navy ships to see.

Arriving in Honshu, Japan

Today I landed at Narita airport and took a shuttle bus from Narita to Sagami-ono. Here are some photos I took while I was landing and of the bus ride.