Tag: japan

May 3, 2012

Beautiful Long Exposures of Fireflies at Night

Beautiful Long Exposures of Fireflies at Night

Photograph by Digital Photo Blog @ digitalphoto.cocolog-nifty.com Japanese photographer Yuki Karo captured these stunning long exposure photographs of mating fireflies in and around the Maniwa and Okayama Prefectures in Japan between 2008 – 2011. Shooting long exposures at night can be challenging, but Yuki has done well to capture this beautiful moment in…

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Apr 30, 2012

The Famous Bamboo Forest of Sagano

The Famous Bamboo Forest of Sagano

Photograph by TREY RATCLIFF (Stuck in Customs on Flickr) In the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan there is a popular tourist district called Arashiyama. The area has been a frequent destination since the Heian Period (794-1185), when nobles would enjoy its natural setting. Arashiyama is particularly popular during the cherry blossom and fall…

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Apr 2, 2012

The Most Expensive 1-Bedroom Apartment in the World

The Most Expensive 1-Bedroom Apartment in the World

Photograph via Japan Sotheby’s International Realty Listed at a cool 1.8 billion yen ($21.8 million USD), the Sifter’s jaw dropped when the listing stated an apartment called The House, in the exclusive Minami-Azabu district of Tokyo (the most expensive neighbourhood in Tokyo), was a 4,434 square foot (411.932 sq m) 1-Bedroom apartment. At…

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Mar 22, 2012

The 65-Foot (20m) Snow Corridor in Japan

The 65-Foot (20m) Snow Corridor in Japan

Photograph by SIEMA @ Panoramio.com The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is an international mountain sightseeing route some 90 kilometers (56 miles) long. The route goes across the 3,000-meter-high North Alpine mountains, the so-called “roof of Japan,” and connects Toyama and Shinano Omachi. You can enjoy the panorama by taking a train, highland bus,…

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Mar 8, 2012

An Oval-Shaped Villa in the Forests of Japan

An Oval-Shaped Villa in the Forests of Japan

Design by ARTECHNIC | Photography by NACASA & PARTNERS Shell House was designed by the Japanese architecture firm artechnic, and was completed in 2008. The villa (or cottage if you prefer) is located in the Karuizawa region of Kitasaku, Nagano, about 60-90 minutes outside of Tokyo. It’s a popular weekend destination for those…

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Dec 6, 2011

3 Bizarre Theme Restaurants in Tokyo, Japan

3 Bizarre Theme Restaurants in Tokyo, Japan

It should come as no surprise that Tokyo, Japan is the mecca of theme restaurants. From deranged hospitals to ninja waiters, there is no shortage of bizarre culinary experiences awaiting to delight and baffle your senses. Below are three interesting examples, but there are many more in Tokyo and around the world. From…

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Jul 11, 2011

20 Stunning Japanese Gardens Around the World

20 Stunning Japanese Gardens Around the World

Honbo Garden – Osaka, Japan | Photograph by 63highland Japanese Gardens can be found at private homes, in neighborhood or city parks, and at historical landmarks such as Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and old castles around the world. In Japanese culture, garden-making is a high art, intimately related to the linked arts of calligraphy…

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