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Takaragawa Onsen Climbing Toward Castle Front Door To Ryokan Bridge Over Bay Home Reflected In Cut Rice Field Light Up At Hida Folk Village Ice Falls In Shadow Road Lined With Lanterns Mark And David With Bikes Castle With Swans Frost Covered Trees Hot Spring Eggs For Sale Helen And I In The Bath Onsen Eggs For Sale Hot Spring Source In Kusatsu Nissan Serena At The Side Of The Road View Of The Lake And Mount Fuji Takaragawa Onsen Japanese Tourist Trap Kegon Falls Bell Tower Cement Whale Wheel Closeup In Front Of Senso Ji Thunder Gate Claira Riding Magic Carpet Kintai-kyo Bridge Prayer Wheels Going Down A Bomb Memorial Castle Over City Glowing Waterfall Castle With Interior Moat Giant Crab Cable Car Waiting Rock Garden Parade Walking Past Torches Walking Into Torii Tunnel Golden Statue Joren Waterfall Claira Has Small Boat Human Power Fish Sculpture Rocky Coastline Roasting Fish Two Story Slide View Of The Lake And Mount Fuji Nissan Serena At The Side Of The Road
Bridge Over Bay Our train ride along the coast often had nice views of the ocean, but for a few seconds, we rode over the ocean. (This is the Yura River)
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Second Trip to Japan > Matsumoto > Bridge Over Bay

Swing Bridge This is the end of the long spit of sand - the ocean rips through here when the tide changes. The boat traffic (tour boats, fishing boats) into the harbour has to wait for the swing bridge to open.
Tags: bridge, Japan
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Second Trip to Japan > Amanohashadate > Swing Bridge

Front Door To Ryokan Front Door To Ryokan
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Second Trip to Japan > Amanohashadate > Front Door To Ryokan

Amano Spit Amano Spit
Tags: coast, Japan, vista
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Second Trip to Japan > Amanohashadate > Amano Spit

Parade Walking Past Torches After the torches were set up, a parade came by with hand held torches and walked up to the city square.
Tags: fire, Japan, parade
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Second Trip to Japan > Festivals in Kyoto > Parade Walking Past Torches

Rock Garden This is the Zen Garden in Ryoan-ji. From the viewing platform you attempt to see all 15 stones, but only 14 (or fewer) are visible from any position. This fifteenth century garden has all sorts of tricks. The far wall isn't even close to level and gives you a sense of depth from the forced perspective. The trees behind the back wall all have seasonal version (Cherry blossums, or falls colors, evergreen or deciduous.). The garden runs roughly east to west and the viewing platform is on the north side so the shadows change over the course of the day.
Tags: garden, Japan, zen
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Second Trip to Japan > Kyoto Temples > Rock Garden

Golden Pavilion Late In The Day Golden Pavilion Late In The Day
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Fourth Trip to Japan > Kyoto > Golden Pavilion Late In The Day

Real Golden When you arrive, you are coraled into viewing areas, each washed by waves of tourists.
Tags: crowd, gold
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Second Trip to Japan > Kyoto Temples > Real Golden

View Over Kyoto

This is the view from the top of the Kyoto train station.  The reflection is caused by the large plate window.  The Tokyo
Tower (on the right) is helpful for figuring out where you are.

Tags: city
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Trip to Japan > East Kyoto > View Over Kyoto

Tour Group Walking Up Tour Group Walking Up
Tags: Japan, temple
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Fourth Trip to Japan > Kyoto > Tour Group Walking Up