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Modern Japan


Modern Japan

This Gallery features the modern Japanese architecture and one of its contemporary festivals in Tokyo.

69 photos, last one added on 01 Aug, 2012

Traditional Japan


Traditional Japan

This Gallery features some aspects of traditional Japanese life including some shrines and temples of Tokyo, Japan´s ancient culture and architectural heritage.

79 photos, last one added on 01 Aug, 2012

Japanese People and Culture


Japanese People and Culture

This Gallery features a cross-section through Japanese life and culture.

110 photos, last one added on 01 Aug, 2012

Japanese Nature


Japanese Nature

This Gallery shows the natural beauty of Japan.

32 photos, last one added on 01 Aug, 2012

Shrines and Temples of Kyoto


Shrines and Temples of Kyoto

Kyoto is a city located in the central part of Honshu island. Having been the imperial capital of Japan for 11 centuries (from 794 till 1868), Kyoto features a rich architectural heritage of about 2000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. The ´Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto` have been nominated by the UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

115 photos, last one added on 31 Jul, 2012

Shrines and Temples of Nikko


Shrines and Temples of Nikko

The UNESCO World Heritage Site Shrines and Temples of Nikkō is located in the mountains about 1h North of Tokyo. The site comprises more than 100 buildings and is set amid a beautiful mature forest. While most of the buildings are part of the Futarasan and Tōshō-gū Shinto shrines, there is also one Buddihst temple (Rinnō-ji). All of these structures are either National Treasures of Japan or Important Cultural Properties. In 1994, the UNESCO declared Nikko a World Heritage Site.

42 photos, last one added on 30 Jul, 2012

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan


Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

With images from the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. With over 580 species and a central tank with 5,400 cubic metres of water, it is one of the largest public aquaria in the world.

48 photos, last one added on 29 Jul, 2012

Sumo


Sumo

With images from the great traditional Japanese sport of sumo wrestling. The photographs were taken during the Nagoya Basho 2012, one of the 6 great national sumo tournaments or bashos that take place in Japan each year, featuring all the current top sumo wrestlers.

50 photos, last one added on 27 Jul, 2012

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Random images - Japan

Travel photography:Wooden torii at Tokyo´s Meiji shrine, Japan
Travel photography:Makushita ranked wrestlers perform the leg-stomping (shiko) exercise to drive evil spirits from the ring (dohyoin) at the Nagoya Sumo Tournament, Japan
Travel photography:Food in a Tokyo restaurant, Japan
Travel photography:Visitors in Tokyo´s Senso-ji temple in Asakusa, Japan
Travel photography:Whale shark at the Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium, Japan
Travel photography:Painted sake barrels wrapped in straw at Tokyo´s Meiji shrine, Japan
Travel photography:Collection of Buddha statues at Kyoto´s Toji temple, Japan
Travel photography:Interlude at the Nagoya Sumo Tournament, Japan
Travel photography:Colourful paper cranes at Kyoto´s Inari shrine, Japan
Travel photography:Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Shinjuku, Japan
Travel photography:Tokyo Harbour Bridge during sunset with the Tokyo Tower in the background, Japan
Travel photography:Guardian outside the Nikko temple complex, Japan
Travel photography:Rock garden at Kyoto´s Ninnaji temple, Japan
Travel photography:Fisheye perspective of the Japanese Alps, Japan
Travel photography:Sea slug at the Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium, Japan



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