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Tokyo Japan (Day 11 Part 2) - Ueno (上野) - Ueno Park

March 07, 2015 - As it was still early Still I was kind of amazed at how many people already were walking around the park. I could imagin...
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Tokyo Japan (Day 11 Part 1) - Ueno (上野) - Ueno Park

February 28, 2015 - My plan for Ueno was to visit the Zoo and meet the Pandas after that I planned to walk around the Ameyoko (アメ横) shopping...
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Tokyo - Japan (Day 10 Part 2) Odawara Castle (小田原城)

February 07, 2015 - After my early morning adventure visiting the maneki-neko statues it was time for my long train ride to Odawara. I could...
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Tokyo - Japan (Day 9 Part 3) Prince Park Hotel and Shiba Park

December 27, 2014 - From the world trade center I walked to my hotel. I studied the maps pretty well the night before and I could see Tokyo...
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Tokyo - Japan (Day 9 Part 2) Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden and World Trade Center

December 20, 2014 - It is interesting that both Hama Rikyo and Kyu-Shiba Rikyu are so close together and both are great examples of classic...
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Kyoto - Japan (Day 8 Part 3) Kyoto station and area

October 04, 2014 - Well after spending most of the morning and early afternoon at Temples and Shrines I felt it was time for a change of pa...
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Kyoto - Japan (Day 8 Part 2) Tofuku-ji (東福寺)

September 27, 2014 - Tofuku-ji is one of the best places if not the best place in Kyoto to view Autumn leaves. I visited several years ago in...
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Kyoto - Japan (Day 8 Part 1) Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社)

September 20, 2014 - If you asked me what my favorite shine is I would probably have to say Fushimi Inari Taisha. I love fox's and this shrin...
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Kyoto - Japan (Day 7 Part 7) Nishiki Market AKA Kyoto's Kitchen

September 13, 2014 - It was a very long and busy day walking around Kyoto but visions of Nishiki market were dancing in my head. Nishiki mark...
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Kyoto - Japan (Day 7 Part 6) Kiyomizu-dera and Jishu-Jinja

September 06, 2014 - When asking Kyoto locals about the best places to visit in Kyoto Kiyomizu-dera was always among the top of the recommend...
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Kyoto - Japan (Day 7 Part 5) Ninen-Zaka and Sannen-zaka

August 30, 2014 - One of my favorite areas of Kyoto for people watching and exploring is the area of Ninen-zaka and Sannen-zaka. They are...
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Kyoto - Japan (Day 7 Part 4) - Kodaiji (高台寺)

August 23, 2014 - Kodai-ji is a very short distance from Chion-in and Maruyama Park and boasts a very interesting history. It was establis...
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Kyoto - Japan (Day 7 Part 3) - Maruyama Koen and Otani Sobyo

August 16, 2014 - Maruyama Koen (Maruyama Park) is right next to Chion-in and is really a big beautiful park. From here you can easily rea...
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Kyoto - Japan (Day 7 Part 2) - Chion-in (知恩院)

August 09, 2014 - Chion-in is one of those "WOW" places that goes way beyond your expectations when you see it in person. It is located ri...
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Kyoto - Japan (Day 7 Part 1) - Early morning in Southern Higashiyama

August 02, 2014 - With my normal early start (around 6:30 am) I decided I would check out more of Southern Higashiyama. My Hotel was on th...
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Kyoto - Japan (Day 6 part 5) A night walk near Sanjo-dori

July 26, 2014 - After a lot of walking around Arashiyama and the Heian Shrine I took a rest and cleaned up at my Hotel. The staff gave m...
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Kyoto - Japan (Day 6 part 4) - Heian Shrine

July 19, 2014 - After a full day of Arashiyama I arrived back at my Hotel and decided I still had time to squeeze in the Heian Shrine wh...
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Kyoto - Japan (Day 6 Part 3) Arashiyama - Tenryuji temple

July 12, 2014 - I was not at all prepared for how beautiful the Garden at Tenryuji temple was going to be. I have been to a lot of templ...
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Kyoto - Japan (Day 6 part 2) - Arashiyama

July 05, 2014 - Having completed my early journey around town and to the Monkey Park it was time to take in the rest of the town. I had...
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Tokyo to Kyoto (Day 5 Part 2)

June 14, 2014 - I decided to hop in a Taxi and ride from my hotel in Asakusa to Tokyo station. I had a big suitcase and of course a larg...
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Kamakura - Japan (Day 4 part 4) Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

May 24, 2014 - Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is known to be the most important shrine in Kamakura. The shrine is located in the center of Kamak...
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Kamakura - Japan (Day 4 part 3) Kenchoji

May 17, 2014 - Full of Kamakura cider and sweet potato ice cream I headed off to Kenchoji ranked number 1 of the 5 great Zen temples in...
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Tokyo, Akihabara - Electric Town (Day 3 Part 4)

April 26, 2014 - One of my biggest regrets of this recent trip is that I did not go back to Akihabara for a second visit. This place is E...
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Tokyo - Jidai Matsuri (Day 3 part 3)

April 19, 2014 - Tokyo "Jidai Matsuri" is a historical parade that takes place in Asakusa. Compared to a lot of the events in Japan it do...
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Tokyo - Asakusa - Shirasagi-no-mai (Day 3 part 2)

April 12, 2014 - After my morning walking around Asakusa and Kappabashi area I made my way back to Sensoji Temple. I walked in through th...
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Tokyo - Asakusa (Day 3 part 1)

April 05, 2014 - My 3rd day in Tokyo started off early like my previous day. This time I decided to visit a lot of the small residential...
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"Beauty can be seen in all things..."

November 16, 2012 - “Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph. –...
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Lot's of Photo's but how to share them?

November 02, 2012 - To me it is so sad to hear of photographers who go out shoot amazing photographs and then do nothing with them. I feel i...
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Being a Tourist is a good thing?

October 26, 2012 - People have such different opinions on tourists. Some people love them and others love to hate them. Tourists seem to be...
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