Sengokuhara Japanese Pampas Grass Field

One of the places we visited in Hakone was the Sengokuhara Japanese Pampas Grass Field. The fields are 180,000 square of grass with a promenade running through the middle.  On the day we visited the sunlight was streaming through trees on the mountain side and across...

Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO320) There are places you have to visit. They come on top of every travel guide. So don’t be surprised if you are not the only one. On my second business trip to Japan I extended my stay for...

With My Fujifilm X-T2 in Japan

Quiet and loud. Conservative and crazy. Restrained and extroverted. Playful and disciplined. The land of machines, of cosplayers, clean. I have visited the country of the rising sun in April for the third time. This time for the cherry blossoms, which I hadn’t seen before....

Seoul – Osaka – Tokyo

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/8, 1/160 sec, ISO200) What a trip! Korea and Japan. Here is a first look. Three images from Seoul, three from Osaka and three pictures taken in Tokyo. Last year I visited Japan for the very first time. I had less than a...

Swimming in a Fishbowl

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec, ISO2500) Before I went to Japan for the first time it was clear to me that I had to come here. The Kaiyukan, the Aquarium in Osaka, one of the biggest Aquariums in the world. I love aquariums but the real...

Yodobashi Camera

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/6.4, 1/340 sec, ISO200) I can’t remember exactly the time when I felt like that. I guess I was five and I was inside a toyshop. As soon as I entered I was in a new world. Yodobashi Camera. The biggest camera store in the world....

Japan 2015 – Tsukiji Central Fish Market

Every day in Tokyo had so far been hot, humid and sunny.  Every day except today.  Feeling restless I had risen early – at around 4am – and taken my camera out for a walk and some night shots.  It was already raining by then...

No One Speaks English But Nothing Is Broken

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/5, 1/80 sec, ISO1250) It was 11am and I was ready to leave my hotel in Osaka. Less than three hours after my plane landed in Japan. Since I had only this day for sightseeing I had no time to lose. My first...

Osaka Sunset

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/5.6, 1/850 sec, ISO200) Expect the unexpected. Always! When I flew to Japan for the first time this September the weather forecast was so poor that decided to spend most of the time on my arrival day indoors. My plane landed in the morning...

Lost In Translation

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/2, 1/2400 sec, ISO200) I always wanted to use the title of one of my favorite movies for a blog post but of course I needed to visit Japan first. Now I did so finally I can. What a trip! This was...