Japan's Nakasendo Walk | Kevin Kelly

Japan’s Nakasendo Walk. Photography by Kevin Kelly. The Nakasendo is an old road in Japan that connects Kyoto to Tokyo - it was once a major foot highway. I want to back pack Tokyo to Kyoto make it happen!

Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan

Kinkakuji 金閣寺 ("Golden Pavilion"), a Zen temple in northern Kyoto, Japan. "Kinkakuji in snow" photo by Takeshi Kuboki www.

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The water is so clear…

Can't bring the ocean to your backyard? You could always set up a koi pond underneath your back porch.

Project Senbazuru is an artistic response to the disaster situation in #Japan. Inspired by Japanese senbazuru exchanging, the Project Senbazuru illustration aims to promote hope and prosperity in the midst of such devastation. 100% of the profits made will go directly to the Japan relief effort (Red Cross and GlobalGiving).

Project Senbazuru is an artistic response to the disaster situation in Japan. Inspired by Japanese senbazuru exchanging, the Project Senbazuru illustration aims to promote hope and prosperity in the midst of such devastation.

Matsumoto Castle is one of Japan's premier historic castles. The building is also known as the "Crow Castle" due to its black exterior. It was the seat of the Matsumoto domain.

Matsumoto Castle is one of Japan's premier historic castles. The building is also known as the "Crow Castle" due to its black exterior. It was the seat of the Matsumoto domain. hrs from nagano station

Kamon 家紋 - Japanese emblems used to decorate and identify an individual or family. Similar to the coats of arms in Europe.

Kamon 家紋 - Japanese emblems used to decorate and identify an individual or family. Similar to the coats of arms in Europe. Maybe to use as symbols on their sleeves?

Anraku-ji in Kyoto, Japan.

⍋Green Gardens⍋ zen, formal, topiary & landscape parks & gardens - Anraku-ji in Kyoto, Japan: photo by William Corey

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Gujyo Hachiman, Gifu, Japan 郡上八幡 岐阜 Avant Nisbett RH have you been here?

Tokyo, Japan

Lanterns at Yasukuni shrine, Tokyo, Japan.It is a lantern for every spirits of the heroic dead who protected our country and died. Yasukuni shrine is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo, Japan: snow sculptures, skiing, traditional Japanese architecture, and hot springs. -Most amazing place in Japan. The snow and ice sculptures are incredible!

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