japan aug 2017

This was the first time I visited another country since my last trip to Taiwan 4 years ago and this was also my first time in Japan. This country didn’t let me down. The Japanese way of doing things has its own charm. I tried my best to shoot more but the weather was just too hot (38 degree on one day in Nara). A 6-day trip is definitely not enough to explore three Kansai cities with a huge amount of culture heritage. Most photos were taken with XT-20 and most color ones were taken with RX100IV.

midnight flight

Fancy internet corner.

Arrived at 7 in the morning.

Inside the Osaka History Museum

Japanese taking photos of Japanese

My attempt to become a postcard photographer

Already crowded with tourists

Pay 500 yen and you don’t need to walk under the glaring sun.

Snack bars inside the Osaka Castle

On the way to Dotobori

The second day in Kyoto

XT-20 Velvia filter. Not my taste……..

 

It takes two men to operate this tram. Somehow it’s quite backward when you consider the fact that their toilets are so advanced.

Sangano Romantic Train

The chikurin

These rickshaw runners have the greatest work ethics I have ever seen. Besides taking you to various tourist spots, they can tell you the stories of each place with good English.

Back to downtown area for dinner

The third day. In Kyoto again

Iwashimizu Hachimangū

Fushimi Inari-taisha

inside Ginkaku-ji

Back to Osaka for dinner with a secondary school friend who lives in Japan now. This is a shrine inside the busy district and I forget its name. People pour water to the statue for wealth and happiness…… I suppose.

He traveled all the way from Nagoya to Osaka.

In Kōfuku-j, Nara.

Mom and dad

He is hosing the ground, to cool down the place a bit I guess…….

Selfie with the lantern

The drivers of public transport vehicles (trains and buses) do the announcements themselves, even though there is pre-recorded announcements. This is also one of the things I find peculiar in Japan.

Tōshōdai-ji

To Tōdai-ji

 

Took this shot just because of the light

Apparently old buildings are boring for someone.

 

Probably they are the reason why people visiting Nara.

These creatures are extremely smart and not afraid to get rough just to get the biscuits from people.

One of them is attracted by my camera.

A dedicated deer feeder

Not a single f**k is given

Back to downtown area for food

Some kind of celebration. So many Japanese couples there.

The fifth day. We were stuck in Osaka because of the bad weather.

With style

Shitennō-ji

At the end of the trip, I felt I didn’t shoot enough. Maybe I am still not decisive enough to press the shutter bottom or it’s because of the heat. Guess I’ll have to shoot more in Hong Kong. Anyway hope you enjoy this blogpost.