May 20, 2017

Video: Travel photography in Japan (part one)

A few weeks back I took another trip to Japan, a few days of which were dedicated to taking photos. In this first video you can really tell that I got around - I definitely got some good use of the JR Pass, which gives you unlimited access to the bullet trains.

Atomic Bomb Dome from Aioi Bridge (Hiroshima, Japan)
Atomic Bomb Dome from Aioi Bridge (Hiroshima, Japan)
Floating torii: Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima Shrine) near Hiroshima, Japan
Floating torii: Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima Shrine) near Hiroshima, Japan
Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama (Kyoto, Japan)
Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama (Kyoto, Japan)

Filming locations in this video:

Jigokudani Monkey Park (Yamanouchi, Nagano prefecture, Japan) (地獄谷野猿公苑). Almost guaranteed views of the famous snow monkeys bathing in hot springs.

Aioi Bridge (Hiroshima, Japan) (相生橋). A good viewing location for the Atomic Bomb dome at golden hour.

Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima Shrine) (Itsukushima Island, Japan) (厳島). I headed to the opposite side of the bay for a different view of the floating torii, away from the larger crowds.

Togetsukyo Bridge (Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan) (渡月橋). A scenic bridge in the western part of Kyoto.

© David Calhoun 2017