Evening stroll in the Golden Gai area in Shinjuku.
Daytime long exposure in Shinjuku Station with an ND1000 filter.
Growing Garlic in Yamanashi.
A lovely evening at the tip of the Miura Peninsula in the Jogashima Park.
Fresh seafood in the Miura Peninsula, south of Tokyo.
At Starbucks, not for me though…
Despite getting up at 5:00, an horrendous traffic jam prevented me from reaching the Fuji Shibazakura Matsuri before the crowd and before the clouds : so just a few shots this year…
Perfect timing for a storm to come over Tokyo: good visibility + dusk !
In Iidabashi, for ~10 days every year, a lovely boat ride awaits !
Row row row your boat gently down the stream !
The magic prime in action !
Almost full bloom, just a few days more.
Omoide Yokocho (memory lane) – also known as Piss Alley – is a small network of alleyways along the tracks of Shinjuku Station. The narrow lanes are filled with dozens of tiny eateries serving ramen, soba, sushi, yakitori… Past heaven for salary men, it now mostly consists of Chinese staff serving food for tourists.
Soon a decade in Japan so I thought it would be time to try gathering my best pictures somewhere and perhaps publish a book. This is going to be a long project given the few 10,000’s of pictures I need to go through… But anyway, first step, instagram : https://instagram.com/japan_pictorial/
Crazy amount of snow in Shiga-Kogen. Above 1m of snowfall overnight. Had a lot of “fun” digging the car out !
The roof of Meji Jingu in Tokyo: beautiful architecture.
Beautiful Sunset from my favourite observation platform in Tokyo ! Interesting how Mt. Fuji appears in the background as the sun moves.
Coming of Age : when Japanese girls turn 20 !
Elaborated architecture and sophisticated roof tiles from the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko.
New Year visit to the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko – sadly, the main building was under renovation :(
The lanterns of the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko.
Freezing my ass with Tokyo Street View to shoot pictures & videos in the middle of a blizzard !
At an altitude of 1400 meters above sea level, the Senjogahara Marshland (戦場ヶ原) covers the plateau between Lake Chuzenji and Yumoto Onsen. Beautiful in Autumn, the marshland also offers a fantastic sight in Winter… but be prepared, it can be extremely cold and windy, like on that day !
With deserted roads, new year is a good opportunity to go for a drive !
Doesn’t this look perfect?
Stunning view of Tokyo from the observation platform at Tokyo Skytree on a clear morning in winter !
French fries in an Italian restaurant: with sun dried tomatoes! Was really good.
A few night shots of the Tokyo cityscape at night.
Dear Readers, may this coming year bring you happiness, health and wealth !