If you want to see a great sunset, look here. I think it’ll look pretty good!Read More
Koishikawa Korakuen is one of Tokyo’s popular Edo-period parks. On the grounds, there is so much to see. For flower-lovers though, it is really good with so many different types blooming over the four seasons. Come February and it is very famous for its plum blossoms. You can see a few of the pictures I took here from the 2019 season.
In February 2019 I went to Tokyo’s Ushi Tenjin Kitano Shrine to photograph its plum blossoms, but I wasn’t happy with the pictures. I decided to go again and try my luck. The flowers looked a lot better, but unfortunately the weather didn’t help much. You can see my pictures here.Read More
Yushima Tenjin is one of Tokyo’s most popular shrines and famous for its annual plum blossom festival. You can see a few pictures of the 2019 event here.Read More
Ushi Tenjin Kitano Shrine is another of Tokyo’s small local shrines, but this one is a little different. It is famous for its small garden of plum blossoms. See a few photos of it here.Read More
Tokyo’s Shinjuku Gyoen is another lovely place to visit in the warmer months, but it is also a great place to photograph in winter. Here are some black and white pictures to show you what it looks like on a winter day.
Yushima Seido is a Confucian, not Buddhist, temple in Tokyo. It is a an interesting places due to its beautiful doors. See them here.Read More
In November 2018 Rikugien, one of Tokyo’s Edo-period parks lit up again in autumn. It was a great night, even though the unseasonally warm weather prevented the trees being at their best. You can see a few pictures of my visit here.
Yushima Tenjin’s chrysanthemum exhibit is one of the best in Tokyo. The number of flowers and their quality was outstanding. See some pictures from this great 2018 Tokyo event here.Read More
One of the largest bronze statues of Confucius in the world, can be found in Tokyo, near Ochanomizu Station. Here are some pictures of it.Read More
Hakusan Shrine, in Tokyo, is famous for its hydrangeas. Every year it has a festival for them, and here are my shots from the 2018 event.Read More
The Azalea Festival at Nezu Shrine is one of Tokyo's premier flower events. See my pictures of it here.Read More
Yushima Tenjin, a shrine in Tokyo puts on a tremendous plum blossom festival every year in late February to early March. Here are some pictures from the 2018 event.Read More
A rough start to the beginning of the plum season in Tokyo. I should have rung to see if the flowers were in bloom but I didn't and ...Read More
One of Tokyo's Edo period parks lights up its trees for autumn every year and it is a fabulous event. You can see some pictures of them here.Read More
The Hydrangea Festival at Hakusan shrine is always a popular event and here are a few of my pics of my visit to this great flower eventRead More
Every year Nezu shrine in Tokyo has an azalea festival. I attended it in 2017 and here are some of my picturesRead More
The plum blossom is like the poor cousin of the cherry blossom in Japan. It just doesn't get the attention it deserves, even though it is a lovely flower. Yushima Tenjin in Tokyo has a festival for them in February to March every and is well worth seeing.Read More
Every autumn Rikugien Gardens in Tokyo lights up for the public. Under those lights the trees and pond of that famous park look amazing. Here are some pictures of the 2016 event.Read More