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Zao Fox Village, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan - (Part 2 - Foxes!)

July 12, 2016 - ...Continued from my previous entry. I arrived shortly after opening so there were very few other people wandering arou...
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Zao Fox Village, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan - (Part 1 - background and journey)

July 11, 2016 - Sorry it has been so very long since I updated this blog. I wish I had an excuse like a won the lottery and have been tr...
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Tokyo Japan (Day 11 Part 3) - Ueno (上野)!

March 14, 2015 - Ueno is such an interesting area of Tokyo to explore. Since my zoo visit did no work out I decided to walk around and se...
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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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Odawara to Tokyo Japan (Day 10 Part 4) - Chiyoda Ward (千代田), Tokyo, Japan

February 21, 2015 - After enjoying some Starbucks coffee at the Odawara train station I hopped onto a Shinkansen train from Odawara to Tokyo...
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Odawara - Japan (Day 10 Part 3) Hotoku-Ninomiya-jinja (報徳二宮神社)

February 14, 2015 - Despite being increasingly hungry once I am in photo mode I just can't stop myself. I noticed a Shrine next to the castl...
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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 10 Part 1) Setagaya, Tokyo and Gotoku-ji

February 04, 2015 - After a great night's sleep it was amazing to wake up with a view of Tokyo and the Rainbow bridge. I felt completely ref...
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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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Tokyo - Japan (Day 9 Part 2) Hamarikyu Garden

December 13, 2014 - Hamarikyu Gardens (浜離宮恩賜庭園) looked much smaller on the map than what it was up close and personal. It is a brief walk fr...
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Kyoto to Tokyo - Japan (Day 9 Part 1) Shinkansen and Minato

December 07, 2014 - I woke up early and decided to grab a cab. It was time to take the Shinkansen back to Tokyo. As much as I loved the Hana...
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Kyoto - Japan (Day 8 Part 4) Gion and Yasaka Shrine

November 19, 2014 - Gion is a very famous historic area of Kyoto well known for being home to Geisha (also known as Geiko) but the draw to G...
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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 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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Kyoto - Japan (Day 6 Part 1) - Arashiyama - Monkey Park

June 28, 2014 - I have heard about Arashiyama for years and never made time to visit in any of my previous trips so this was long overdu...
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Kyoto - Japan (Day 5 Part 3) - Nijo Castle

June 21, 2014 - Now that I had checked into my Hotel I was eager to get started shooting Kyoto. I was a bit hungry but at the same time...
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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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Asakusa and Sumida, Tokyo (Day 5 Part 1)

June 07, 2014 - I have been to Kyoto several times before in the past but this was my first solo adventure. I love Kyoto and was really...
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Kamakura - Japan (Day 4 part 5) Daibutsu and Hasedera

May 31, 2014 - Well at last it was time to visit Daibutsu at Kotoku-in. The amazing statue of the Great Buddha sits outside after the m...
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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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Kamakura - Japan (Day 4 Part 2) Jochiji

May 10, 2014 - Jochiji ranked number four of the five great Zen temples in Kamakura kind of tricked me at first. I thought it is kind o...
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Kamakura - Japan (Day 4 part 1) Engakuji and Tokeiji

May 03, 2014 - Kamakura has been on my list of places I most wanted to visit in Japan for a while now so I was very excited to go. Kama...
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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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Tokyo - Odaiba and the 2013 Dream Yosakoi (Day 2 Part 4)

March 29, 2014 - I love events and when I saw that the Dream Yosakoi was being held in Odaiba I was extremely excited. Odaiba was on my m...
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Tokyo - Sengakuji (Day 2 part 3)

March 22, 2014 - The 47 Ronin is a famous Japanese story of Honor, Loyalty and Revenge. I have read the book, watched the movie and at la...
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Tokyo - Asakusa, Matsuchiyamashoden - (Day 2 Part 2)

March 15, 2014 - After my visit to Imado-jinja and walk along Sumida River it was time to start heading back towards Asakusa station and...
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Tokyo - Sumida River and Imado-jinja (Day 2 Part 1)

March 08, 2014 - Day 2 in Japan was really my first full day there and I had an aggressive agenda planned. I love getting up early and ex...
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Tokyo - Asakusa (Day 1)

March 06, 2014 - Sorry Everyone, It has been a long time since I have had a chance to update this blog. I thought I would take the oppor...
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J-POP Summit Part II

September 14, 2012 - I have attended this event every year since it started and this was my first as a volunteer photographer for the event....
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JPOP Summit Festival - The Akabane Vulgars on Strong Bypass

September 09, 2012 - On August 25th I had the great opportunity to see "The Akabane Vulgars on Strong Bypass" perform at this years J-Pop Sum...
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