Misc. Japan

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The hot springs town of Kinosaki Onsen in Hyogo, as viewed from a mountaintop.

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The traditional thatched “praying hands”-style roofs of Shirakawa-go in Gifu Prefecture

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A bit of respite from Tokyo’s concrete jungle: Shinjuku-Gyoen National Garden.

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The enchanting terraced tea fields of Wazuka, top producer of green tea and matcha.

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More Wazuka tea fields

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Sunset at Nigatsu-do Temple, overlooking Nara Park.

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Deer butts in Nara

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Posing with my model

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She’s checking my work!

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Lanterns of Kasuga Taisha, Nara

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The astounding 17 meter/55 foot snow tunnel of the Kurobe Alpine Route

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The breathtaking Japan Alps as seen from Toyama

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View of Okinawa’s Kabira Bay

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Adorable mangrove in Iriomote, Okinawa

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Osaka Castle with plum blossoms

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Adorable plum bonsai at a shrine in Osaka

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Lake Biwa’s Ukimido Pavillion, Shiga Prefecture

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Lake Biwa’s Ukimido Pavillion, Shiga Prefecture

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