Fushimi Inari Shrine aka Fushimi Inari Taisha is that oh so photogenic place where bold red torii gates weave their way into the foothills of Kyoto’s Higashiyama Mountains. It’s popular for a reason and a must-see destination for any photographer visiting Japan. While you can simply rock up and photograph it whenever you like (for free!), those hoping to capture iconic images and have a little time to compose their shots will want to plan their visit in advance. Having visited Fushimi Inari at least 10 times and guided photography tours throughout Kyoto, I wanted to write this guide to provide some tips and great photo spots that I’ve discovered after numerous visits. I can’t tell you how many times people have written to me and said, ‘oh, but there were so many people it’s not worth going’…it’s absolutely is and with a little preparation, it might just end up being the highlight of your trip to Japan! Read more – Take a peek at my guide to ‘The Best Photography Locations in Kyoto’. When to Visit Fushimi Inari? As a photographer you’ll be dreaming of those crowd-free shots of the torii gates, preferably with a kimono clad woman walking...
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Step inside the Hoshinoya Tokyo – A Visual Hotel Review
An oasis where contemporary Japanese architecture is fused with inspired elements of a traditional Tokyo ryokan… Zeitaku. Luxury is typically associated with lavish décor, fancy restaurants and extravagance sans limit but hidden within the cosmop…
An oasis where contemporary Japanese architecture is fused with inspired elements of a traditional Tokyo ryokan… Zeitaku. Luxury is typically associated with lavish décor, fancy restaurants and extravagance sans limit but hidden within the cosmopolitan Otemachi district of Tokyo rests a new form of Zeitaku. Peeled back to mere perfection, the walls of Hoshinoya Tokyo house not just luxury but minimalistic beauty blended with striking architecture in its finest form. A true nod to the traditional Japanese ryokan, this hotel is the epitome of thoughtful design and an integration of inspiring elements. It could just be the best ryokan in Tokyo. Upon entering the wooden doorway carved from a single slab of cypress tree, tatami mats and staff greet you to immediately whisk away your shoes so you feel at home. Placed in bamboo boxes that soak up scent and artistically form a patterned wall in the foyer, this is the first of many intriguing inventions found throughout the hotel that are so simple yet effective and brilliant in their purpose. Unlike regular hotels, the vibe at Hoshinoya Tokyo is like stepping into a zen space where light, sound and textures have been used to artfully remove all distractions. Rather...
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A Photographer’s Guide to Tokyo, Japan
Your curated list of Tokyo Photography Locations
Tokyo is Japan’s bright shining star;
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