Den korta versionen är att Tokyo är ett resmål värt att besöka året runt. Vintrarna är milda och bjuder mestadels på soligt väder och somrarna är heta och klibbiga men bjuder också på spännande festivaler och fyrverkerishower i mängder. På våren lockar blommande körsbärsträd praktiskt taget alla tokyobor till stadens många parker och grönområden och på hösten är färgglada höstlöv ett av de största dragplåstren. För dig som vill veta mer om vädret i Tokyo samt vilka perioder på året som är bäst att besöka har vi en artikel som går på djupet i just detta här.
As someone who prides himself for being something of an expert on domestic travel here in Japan, being very fond of Enoshima feels like something of a guilty pleasure. While I can think of a dozen of places equally far from Tokyo that makes for a great day-trip on those occasions when I need an escape from Tokyo, Enoshima has turned into a place I keep coming back to.
The other day some friends participated in an event called “Kawasaki Kimono Walk”, where anyone was welcome to dress up in a kimono and take part in a sake tasting featuring five different kinds of rice wine from the Hokuriku region of Japan. I stuck around with my camera to capture the shenanigans (and rightfully suffered the day afterwards).
Ginza is in many ways the complete opposite to Koenji, the subject of the previous post in this series. In Ginza the streets are wide and lined with shops from every luxury brand imaginable. Yet, Ginza too is one of my favorite areas for street photography, particularly at night when the streets are devoid of busloads with tourists.
Koenji is another part of Tokyo that I think should be high on any street photographers list of places to shoot. This district is located a mere 5 minutes west from Shinjuku on the JR Chuo Line yet has a vibe and atmosphere that's vastly different.
One of the most common questions I get from people when they learn that I’m a photographer is one of a few variants of the “What camera should I buy”-question. My constant answer to that question somehow often seem to come as a surprise.
This camera was released in the spring of 2014. I picked one up for several reasons – I needed a small and pocketable camera that could deliver photos with a quality that made them usable for work (Newspaper print & web) in a pinch. At the time when it was announced I was also planning to start a small video project. The high video quality of the mk3 that DPreview called "a game-changer" even when compared to full-frame cameras, was also a strong selling point. On top of that the bright lens and the pop up EVF was also two factors that made me buy it, despite the somewhat hefty price tag.
Hi and welcome to my new blog.
The focus will be on the two things I'm the most passionate about – photography and travel, and the combination of the two. Don't be surprised if a large portion of the posts will be quite focused on Japan, as that's where I spend a large portion of my time.
I hope you will find some of the things I write to be useful. If you have some feedback, idea or suggestion, I would appreciate if you leave a comment down below.
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