Daily Photo – Midnight in Kyoto
Late one night, I jumped into a taxi and headed to one of my favorite areas of Kyoto to the Fushimi Inari Shrine. It was absolutely beautiful. The best thing about being there at night is that absolutely no one is around. You have the rule of the whole place to yourself… you can walk anywhere. It’s nice and safe and there is an infinity of places to explore.
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I wonder how much practice this required…
Daily Photo – Temples in Kyoto
Kyoto has about 100 temples within a short trip from the city center. You can visit a different one every day and go for a walk. In fact, that’s a pretty good idea if you’re going to spend time there. I like to go on morning walks, so this is a great excuse to explore new areas and get the exercise done early in the day!
Daily Photo – Happy Woman in Kyoto
Every night I try to make it a point to roam up and down the streets of Japanese towns to take photos. I’m never disappointed. A lot of restaurants have a woman that stands out front to greet new customers. They are not pushy at all and are simply full of smiles and awesomeness. It’s one of the hundreds of things I love about Japan. I don’t have to do anything at all for women to smile at me.
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Daily Photo – Train Journeys in Northern Japan
I absolutely love going on trains in Japan. It’s probably my absolute favorite form of travel in the world… like even better than first class on some middle eastern airlines. The things you see out the window are so interesting and ready for photography. Plus, every 15 minutes a lady comes by to give you snacks and Asahi. You can sit there in comfort, listen to music, have a drink, and just stare out the window, taking photos whenever you feel like it.
Daily Photo – A Miniature Kyoto
I forgot where exactly I saw this intricate little model, but I’m pretty sure it was in Singapore, judging by the windows way in the back. The attention to detail is crazy. It reminds me a little of what Steve Carrell’s character would do in that movie Dinner with Schmucks, which is a fun movie I’d highly recommend!
Another Show Suggestion
On Netflix, there is a new show called “Have a Good Trip on Psychadelics” that is absolutely hilarious. There are funny stories from Anthony Bourdain, Carrie Fisher, and a ton of others.
Daily Photo – A Little Village near Mount Fuji
It’s hard to believe how huge Mount Fuji is until you see it in person. It’s so big you can even see it from Tokyo! There is a hike that you can take to the top to see the sunrise. I thought about doing that, but I also heard that the way down is quite slippery and dangerous. Sometimes going uphill on a hike is even easier than downhill.
If you haven’t seen a show called “Devs” – then definitely check it out if you like Sci-Fi. It’s made by the same guy that did Ex Machina, so if you loved that, you’ll love this show too.
Daily Photo – Torii Gate in Kyoto
If you go to Kyoto, I recommend you visit this area with thousands of red gates at night. It’s open all night and there are absolutely no tourists. It can get a little creepy because you’re totally alone and there are no other humans around, but I like the creepy factor of the place. To add to the creepiness, there are lots of cemeteries sprinkled all around.
Daily Photo – Museum Randomness in Tokyo
While I was in Tokyo with my son Ethan, we ended up visiting a few different museums. This is from the Mori Art Museum, which is on the top floor of the Mori Building in Roppongi. They seem to swap out the exhibition every three months or so. This one had all kinds of cool stuff in it, mostly related to optical illusions.