From anime mecca Akihabara to fashion center Harajuku to the beehive of Shibuya, this was one nonstop action-packed tour of Japan’s pop culture heart beat. I edited this video to reflect the business and fast pace of life in downtown Tokyo.
Two years worth of travels and photography in Japan.
Tokyo is a n extremely busy and unique city. Here are the best street photos from my day trip downtown while staying with my friend Brad before flying back to the states.
The heart of Japanese pop media is anime and manga. In order to prepare well for the upcoming anime convention I’ll be speaking at, I decided to stop by anime Mecca Akihabara in Tokyo where there are manga shops aplenty.
I rolled into Kyoto around 2pm and managed to tour the famed Golden Pavilion for my first time before heading to Nara for New Year’s festivities.
Having traveled from Fukuoka to Matsuyama on the first day of my epic New Year’s adventure, I took the following morning to explore Matsuyama City before riding across the rest of Shikoku.
January 31st is a big deal in Japan. Being the compulsive over-achiever that I am, I decided to go all out to ring in the New Year.
With great college friend Jordan visiting, we visited Nagasaki for the weekend. The atomic bomb memorials were stirring. There is no way my video these sites justice…
I still feel that the various sites, museums, statues, and memorials dedicated to the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki to end WWII were all superbly done.
After soaking in the great view from Mt. Daikonbo, we headed to a small town in Kumamoto called Yamaga that is famous for it’s paper lanterns and the Yachiyo-za Kabuki theatre.
Mount Aso is the most well known mountain in Kumamoto prefecture, but the surrounding area has lots of other gorgeous and less crowded peaks…
Kumamoto is quite beautiful and has many parts that seem completely untouched by modernization or foreign influence…
These monkey on Monkey Mountain in Beppu, Japan had the most captivating eyes. I understand if you need to watch it three or four times to get your Monkey fix for the day.
This mother and child sat patiently on a wooden fence post amid the throng of other monkeys and asked me politely to take their photo. How could I refuse a face like that.
When you imagine Tokyo, I bet the first thing you think of is not a view like this…
I decided to play tourist in my own city and went to Kokura Castle near Kokura station in Kitakyushu, Japan with my camera set to video mode!
Kokura Castle has more going on then just the main castle keep…