Japan: A visual tour

Article updated on May 25, 2020
Text & photos: Claire Lessiau & Marcella van Alphen

Here is a compilation of our photographs of Japan capturing the essence of this fascinating country to inspire you.

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Orange tori gates, the golden pavillion temple with reflections in the water and a waterfall in a green gorge in Japan.

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Japanese food series: ramen noodles. Steamy bowls of freshly prepared ramen ready to eat. Rocky peak of Mount Asahi-dake with blue skies, a person with backpack hiking a ridgeline, snow and colourful tents in the mountain. Gorge with emerald water, a waterfall and green trees in Japan. Brown bear cub in the grass with white text, Japan. Emptpy street of the old Japense town Tsumago with traditional Japanese houses in the mountains. Smiling lady filling out a JRpass form for the train in Japan on a wooden desk in a station. White airplane wing above the clouds in blue skies, text about what to pack for Japan. Many orange Torii Gates with a stone path leading through and a lantarn hanging from the top, Fushimi Inari-taisha Kyoto, Japan. Food in small Japanese ceramics on a wooden table with a teapot. Japanese floats and people dressed up for their summer festivals. People playing the drums. Japanese man in a kimono walking on wet asphalt along traditional Japanese houses in Kurokawa, Red circle with white text over three photos commemorating atomic bom victims in Japan. Three wooden bridges covered in moss in an oasis of greenery at the temple of Kokedera, Kyoto, Japan. Old Japanese woman with white apron cooking a large bowl of soup in the early morning, Japan. Golden temple with reflections in the water, a Japanese temple with wooden roof, orange shrines and a Japanese garden with a pond and green moss.

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