Slightly crowded for the first day of the new year 2016 !
Since I am now going through my old pictures, I thought I would wish you all a Happy New Year 2016 with this 12 years old picture from Tibet.
Enoshima is always crowded and always a pain to reach by car. Yet, I regularly go there to enjoy the temples, the views and the seafood – the later being unfortunately overpriced.
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…
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.
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.
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 !
Dear Readers, may this coming year bring you happiness, health and wealth !