Pentax ME + SMC 50mm f/1.7 M, Pentax MZ10 + SMC 35-80mm f/4 F
The main lake at kenrokuen in kanazawa. Kenrokuen is supposedly one of the three best gardens in japan, along with kourakuen in okayama and kairakuen in mitoshi, ibaraki.
Photo of the torii on najima, taken from moridodaimyoujin on the hayama coast. Also visible is a wind surfer (wind surfing is very popular in zushi-hayama-kamakura) and the hayama lighthouse to the left.
Film festival by daylight
Zushi beach's film festival. Taken while biking the southern coast of the miura peninsula. I think i started from yokosukachuo, biked west to zushi, then hayama, and then back up to kamakura.
Tokyo from a playground
A view of tokyo from a playground on a hill in ikebukuro. Taken while walking from somewhere on the chuo line to ikebukuro sunshine city to eat at hanada ramen (highly recommend), famous for its miso ramen.
Small shop in Kurashiki's historical area. Okayama is a beautiful place!
Late afternoon after the rain in akihabara's main street
Taken after a brief but surpringly intense shower of rain.
Hanami'ers at shinjukugyoen.
Moon visible from the Shinjuku Gyoen. This park really is so much more impressive in spring than fall. During the peak somei-yoshino (the main ornamental variety) season, the park is reservation-based.)
Random building near one of the shinjuku subway stations
At the end of the path pictured in the previous photo
Sakura trees along the path leading to tsurugaoka hachimanguu in kamakura.
Tokyo tower in spring
View of the tokyo tower from zoujouji. Also seen is the azabudai hills building, the tallest building (not structure) in japan.)
Famous sugi-namiki leading to togakushi-okusha, a small shrine that takes a bit of climbing to get to.
Calendar through broken glass
Taken while walking from misakiguchi sta. to misaki port to eat some tuna. IIRC I ate tuna at a place called Renge, it was quite good
Taura from a hilltop
View overlooking southern yokohama (but facing northish) from the taura plum blossom park hill. Taken in mid february, I was a bit early for the flowers. I had a really great time there though, an awesome place to lay on the ground, eat some strawberries, and relax while watching dads running after their children flying kites!
Interesting photo of a theater in ikebukuro. Taken while aimlessly wandering around tokyo, I didn't go there to watch anything in particular.
A nojimatankentai event in front of the nojima youth center. I volunteer with this group once a month to help out with their 2-day sleepover camps, this was day 1 on a birdwatching trip. Day 2 was at nagahamakouen a little ways up the seaside line.
Station on the gotemba line
Battleship at sunset
Ship is a JMSDF vessel? The shell is loaded onto a huge cannon that could apparently shoot projectiles to haneda airport from its location at verny park.
plum (?) flowers just beginning to bloom near engakuji, mid january. taken at 7am before the temple opens after participating in a meditation session.
Enoden upward terminus
Enoden single-line tracks at Kamakura terminus.
North Chiyoda at noon
North side of Chiyoda-ku, on the way to the museum of modern art.
Shot of runners during the 2023 hakone ekiden, Jan 3rd, soon after they pass Keikyuu Kamata station.
Taken at Comiket101. Guy is dressed up as gojou from jujutsu kaisen wearing a yamanote line headress??? No clue what's going on here. Tokyo big sight in the background at sunset near the end of day 2.
One view of Yuigahama
View of kamakura city's yuigahama coastline from the observation deck at Hasedera near Hase station on the Enoden.
flowers in winter
Flowers in winter on the side path at houkaiji in kamakura. taken during a prep trip for a volunteering activity.
Stream in nara park.
Crowded road in Gion near kiyomizudera.
Fall foliage on inariyama, while walking through the 千本鳥居.
House in Nara
Truly just a random house. Snapped while walking to toudaiji after taking the wrong bus for a few kilometers.
Toudaiji, the top attraction in Nara. Really lives up to the hype, it's very cool. Inside the main chamber is the largest bronze buddha statue (i think) and a little museum of sorts. The pillar with the hole you crawl through was closed.
Gate leading up to toudaiji in nara. only had my 50mm lens with me on this trip so there was no chance i was getting it all in frame.
Entry to the road that begins up the hill to Kiyomizudera.
Maybe one of the most famous rock gardens, at Ryuuanji. Just one rock of many. The entrance fee to this temple is waaaay to high...
Inside the garden behind kinkaku-ji
Ferry leaving for miura
Ferry that brought me to chiba leaves for Kurihama Port, visible in the distance. Taken from the top of nokogiriyama, reached by ropeway cable car.
Shibuya before sunset
Part of the same trip as the previous tokyo photos.
Crowded day in harajuku. Taken on the way to the gingko trees at the 外苑.
Harajuku station right outside meiji shrine on the 表参道.
Early colors in shinjuku
Tokyo metropolitan building. The left side tower has an observation deck on the 45th floor. Great views of central tokyo and yoyogi/shinjukugyoen.
beautiful sunset on the way back to Kurihama
Man throwing shrimp chips at seagulls that have learned to fly behind the boat to get fed. They're shockingly good at catching them out of midair!
Taken right before getting on the Tokyo-bay ferry across to Kanaya in Chiba
Yokohama ferris wheel right before sunset.
Friendship day in Yokosuka. Navy base is opened to the general public. The line was exceedingly long, stretching all the way from the central station to Mikasa park, where this photo was taken. Fireworks ensued after sunset.
JR tower above Yokohama station, west exit. On top of the tower is the famous rooftop garden with the Yokohama sign.
beach at yuigahama
Beach close to yuigahama station on the Enoden line. The sky was absolutely beautiful, but it was extremely windy.
first hint of blue
coming down the hill from zuisenji. clouds just starting to clear up
Zuisenji. Sun came out of the clouds for the first time that day while I was there.
garden at the foot of kinpeizan
very cool looking leafless trees. there are SO many absolutely lethal looking spiders on this path though...
Smaller temple very close to kamakura station.
flock of birds in front of the yokosuka city library. Spontaneous shot.
train on the seaside line bound for kanazawahakkei station. the pyramid in the distance is the aquarium on Hakkeijima. I believe the tower on the right is an observation tower in the amusement park there.
Cosmos, also known as 秋桜 [akizakura], fall cherry blossoms.
Park exit of ueno station, my favorite train station yet!! To the left out of frame is the museum for western art. Behind me is the 文化会館 where there are musical performances. Ameyoko, taken in a previous picture is down a hill to the right.
Northbound keikyuu train for shinagawa as seen from the front of a southbound train for misakiguchi. Rainy weather thanks to Typhoon 15.
enjoying the view!
Bird seems to like the attention it gets sitting over there. Near Engakuji.
Shopping district near Ueno park.
Kenchouji in kamakura. Probably the biggest temple there?
Stairs at the Yokosuka city hospital
Southbound train for misakiguchi leaving yokosukachuo