Around Japan in 12 photos

Not so long ago we returned from another trip to Japan – this time we’ve traveled around the country, visiting major cities, enjoying wonderful, hot summer weather and eating a lot. Here are my favourite photos and moments from the trip:

1. Visiting snow monkeys in the middle of summer.

Snow Monkey by a matter of taste

2. Old streets of Kyoto by night.

Kyoto Gion by night by a matter of taste

3. Walking up the hill under thousands of torii gates.

Fushimi Inari Torii Gates by a matter of taste

4. Views from the Kiyomizu-dera temple.

Kiyomizu-dera by a matter of taste

5. Bright and colourful neons in Osaka.

Osaka by night by a matter of taste

6. Serenity of the Minoo Park.

Minoo Park by a matter of taste

7. Day trip to Miyajima Island.

Miyajima by a matter of taste

8. Reaching the summit of Mt. Misen in over 30-degree heat. (that’s over 85ºF)

Miyajima at the summit by a matter of taste

9. Having a quiet moment looking at the floating lanterns near the A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima on the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

Hiroshima Anniversary lanterns by a matter of taste

10. Walking from Shinjuku to Yoyogi, waiting for another train to pass.

Tokyo by a matter of taste

11. Streets of Shinjuku – no matter if you’re there during a day or at night, they’re always full of life.

Shinjuku by a matter of taste

12. Looking at Matsumoto Castle during sunset. Spectacular. (there was also a drum festival happening that evening, so imagine drums playing in the background, one of those moments you remember forever)

Matsumoto Castle by a matter of taste

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  • Reply
    October 1, 2015 at 1:33 am

    These are seriously amazing photographs! I’m revisiting Japan at the end of the year and completely fell in love during it’s cherry blossom season the last time I went. I’ll be trawling through your blog for any other tips and suggestions!

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    June 3, 2017 at 10:27 am

    What lenses do you shoot with? Looking to rent for my trip to Japan.

    • Reply
      Aga Kozmic
      June 3, 2017 at 10:39 am

      mainly 70-200 2.8 and 16-35 2.8

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