Vincent (@hongkanese) — Adventurer from 🇳🇿
Conquering the world 🗺 one snap at a time 📷
Posting photos of Japan 🇯🇵 weekly
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 23 - Ritsurin Garden (栗林公園), Kagawa Prefecture 🗾
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 23 - Ritsurin Garden (栗林公園), Kagawa Prefecture 🗾 Translated as the chestnut grove garden. Ritsurin Garden (栗林公園) located in the city of Takamatsu is considered one of the beat Japanese gardens of Japan Various bridges, footpaths and small hills offer beautiful view of the garden and the surrounding scenery. Most notably Mt. Shiun (紫雲山) which serves as a wonderful background and great example of borrowed scenery 🏞 Ritsurin Garden rivals the three most beautiful gardens of Japan alongside Kanazawa's Kenrokuen, Mito's Kairakuen, and Okayama's Korakuen. It is often suggested that Ritsurin Garden deserves a spot on the list 📝 #travel#nature#tbt#garden#japnese#reflection#pond#栗林公園#ritsuringarden#takamatsu#kagawa#japan#shikoku#trees#park#scenary#water#boat#culture
13.06.2019 02:21:12
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 22 - Dotonburi (道頓堀), Osaka Prefecture 🗾

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#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 22 - Dotonburi (道頓堀), Osaka Prefecture 🗾 One of the most famous tourist destinations in Osaka 🌃. Dotonburi (道頓堀) is also called the “Kitchen of Japan”. With many restaurants and food stores displaying large illuminated signboards and lanterns 🏮to attract customers The Icon of Osaka 🌃 - The Glico Running Man billboard is also located by the river side of Dotonburi #travel#nature#tbt#night#nightlife#restaurant#bilboards#lantern#light#river#osaka#道頓堀#dotonburi#japan#glicorunningman#eat#food
13.06.2019 00:53:04
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#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 21 - Taga Shrine (多賀神社), Ehime Prefecture 🗾

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#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 21 - Taga Shrine (多賀神社), Ehime Prefecture 🗾 Seriously and no jokes! There is a penis 🍆 shrine ⛩ in Japan 😳 Located in the city of Uwajima, Taga Shrine (多賀神社) is dedicated to longevity, good health and in particular, fertility There is a giant 2 metre long wooden penis 🍆 (official says it’s a phallus - mushrooms/fungus 🍄 body but I highly doubt it haha 🤣) displayed alongside the main shrine ⛩ building Other objects promoting fertility can also be seen within the shrine ground. These explicit fertility objects were once common at shrines ⛩ across Japan. However, Western puritanical values and influences led to their removal in the Meiji Period #travel#nature#tbt#penisart#penisshrine#wooden#shrine#phallus#japan#ehime#uwajima#fertility#pray#tagashrine
05.06.2019 23:36:49
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 20 - Mount Aso (阿蘇山), Kumamoto Prefecture 🗾

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#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 20 - Mount Aso (阿蘇山), Kumamoto Prefecture 🗾 With a peak of 1,592 metres above sea level and a caldera of 25 kilometres across. Mount Aso is the largest active volcano 🌋 in Japan Visitors can view the beautiful green crater lake up close safely from the viewing platform. However, the crater area is often closed due to poisonous volcanic gases 💨, bad weather ⛈ or the risk of volcanic 💥 activity. For example the crater is currently closed off due to the recent eruption in May 2019 Not far from the crater there is a grass 🌱 covered plain with grazing cows 🐮 and horses 🐴. Possibly the only time I ever saw livestock in the wild of Japan #travel#nature#tbt#volcano#mountaso#aso#kumamoto#japan#cow#horse#craterlake#crater#green#rock#mountain#caldera#active
05.06.2019 22:23:41
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 19 - Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (沖縄美ら海水族館), Okinaw
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 19 - Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (沖縄美ら海水族館), Okinawa Prefecture 🗾 I was very fortunate to ticked ✅ off another life goal. I finally visited this world 🌏 famous aquarium Opened in 2002, the massive Kuroshio Tank is one of the largest in the world. It is also one of the first aquariums to house whale sharks 🦈, the biggest fish in the world 🌏! Many other Okinawa native 🐟🐠🐡🦀🦞 species can also be observed at the aquarium The Churaumi Aquarium is part of the Ocean Expo Park on the Motobu Peninsula. Minnajima Island (水納島) 🏝 is just a coral sea 🌊 away from Emerald Beach 🏖 #travel#nature#aquarium#okinawa#japan#okinawachuraumiaquarium#fish#shark#whaleshark#sea#beach#island#sand#coral#tbt#blue#fishtank#lifegoals#park#marine#swim
16.05.2019 09:30:27
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 18 - Goryōkaku (五稜郭), Hakodate, Hokkaido Prefectu
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 18 - Goryōkaku (五稜郭), Hakodate, Hokkaido Prefecture 🗾 The last cherry blossom 🌸 I saw last year. Yet it is the most spectacular one I have seen Goryōkaku (五稜郭) is a star ⭐️ shaped western styles fortress 🏰 in Hakodate. Built in 1855, it is famous as the site of the last battle of the Boshin War ⚔️. A civil war between the shogunate army and the Meiji government troops After the fort 🏰 had lost its military importance, it was eventually turned into a public park 🌳 in the 1910s. Over one thousand cherry trees were planted along its moats, making it one of Hokkaido's best cherry blossom 🌸 spots A bird's view of the huge fortress 🏰 can be seen at the observation deck of the nearby 107m Goryokaku Tower #travel#nature#japan#hakodate#五稜郭#cherryblossom#sakura#trees#park#pink#green#tower#fort#castle#star#hokkaido#battle
10.05.2019 05:33:25
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#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 17 - Matsumae Castle (松前城), Matsumae, Hokkaido Pr
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 17 - Matsumae Castle (松前城), Matsumae, Hokkaido Prefecture 🗾 Matsumae Castle (松前城) is the northernmost Castle 🏯 in Japan. The main keep is a modern concrete replica from 1960. However, It is the only traditional Japanese style castle located in Hokkaido. Beautiful white and pink cherry blossom 🌸 can be viewed around the castle ground #travel#nature#tbt#cherryblossom#sakura#matsumae#matsumaecastle#spring#flowers#castle#japan#hokkaido#bloom#pink#white#temple
02.05.2019 08:17:04
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 17 - To-ji (東寺), Kyoto Prefecture 🗾

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#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 17 - To-ji (東寺), Kyoto Prefecture 🗾 Toji Temple (東寺) meaning East Temple is famous for its five story pagoda. Built in 1643 and standing at 54.8 meters high, it is the tallest wooden tower in Japan 🇯🇵. It is a symbol of Kyoto as it can be seen from many places across the city During Sakura 🌸 season, the temple ground is opened at night and offers spectacular views. Such as the hundred years old Sakura tree at the front of the temple and the reflection pond #travel#nature#sakura#cherryblossom#tbt#toji#kyoto#temple#pagoda#japan#night#view#pond#reflection#wooden#architecture#historic
25.04.2019 07:41:01
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 16 - Heian Shrine (平安神宮), Kyoto Prefecture 🗾

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#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 16 - Heian Shrine (平安神宮), Kyoto Prefecture 🗾 One of the best spots in Kyoto to view Cherry blossom 🌸. Heian Shrine (平安神宮) is a partial replica of the original Imperial Palace from the Heian Period It is also one of the shrine where Scarlet Johansson visited in the movie 🎥 “Lost in Translation”. In the movie, she placed a “Omikuji” (fortune telling paper) on a wishing trees and walked over the stepping stone crossing of the shrine lake #travel#nature#sakura#lake#steppingstones#goodluck#temple#shrine#平安神宮#heianshrine#kyoto#japan#tbt#lostintranslation#scarlettjohansson#movie#spring#cherryblossom#palace
25.04.2019 05:07:29
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 15 - Yoyogi Park (代々木公園), Tokyo Prefecture 🗾

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#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 15 - Yoyogi Park (代々木公園), Tokyo Prefecture 🗾 Yoyogi Park (代々木公園) is one of Tokyo's 🏙 largest city parks. Located in central Tokyo, it is particularly busy during Hanami (花見), a Japanese tradition of flower viewing or picnic 🧺 under the blossom 🌸. The park is also home of many Japanese crows (Corvus macrorhynchos) #nature#travel#tokyo#japan#sakura#cherryblossom#hanami#crow#yoyogipark#flowers#blossom#picnic#park#viewing#tradition#bird
11.04.2019 09:11:10
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#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 14 -  Kema Sakuranomiya Park (毛馬桜之宮公園), Osaka Pre
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 14 - Kema Sakuranomiya Park (毛馬桜之宮公園), Osaka Prefecture 🗾 Nearly 5000 cherry trees are planted along the Okawa River for several kilometers. This is one of the best and most beautiful spots in Osaka 🏙 to view cherry blossom 🌸 #travel#nature#tbt#cherryblossom#sakura#osaka#japan#park#river#boat#cruise#毛馬桜之宮公園#blossom#flowers#spring#view#petals#night#moon
04.04.2019 08:47:08
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 13 - Osaka Castle (大阪城) 🏯, Osaka Prefecture 🗾

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#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 13 - Osaka Castle (大阪城) 🏯, Osaka Prefecture 🗾 Standing at 58m tall, Osaka Castle (大阪城) is the tallest castle 🏯 in Japan. Over 4000 cherry trees are planted on the castle grounds, which cover approximately 61,000 square meters (15 acres). It is one of the best cherry blossom 🌸 viewing spots in Japan #travel#nature#tbt#cherryblossom#sakura#osaka#japan#castle#osakacastle#大阪城#blossom#flowers#spring#view
04.04.2019 07:47:53
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 12 - Higashiyama-ku (東山区), Kyoto Prefecture 🗾

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#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 12 - Higashiyama-ku (東山区), Kyoto Prefecture 🗾 Cherry blossom 🌸 in full bloom at Higashiyama (東山区) district of Kyoto. This historic old Kyoto dates back to the 15 centuries. With the main attraction being Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺), a temple listed as an UNESCO World Heritage site #travel#nature#cherryblossom#japan#kyoto#higashiyama#kiyomizudera#kiyomizu京都東山#pink#flowers#blossom#architecture#historic#worldheritagesite#inbloom#tourist#streets#kimono#sakura
28.03.2019 04:11:49
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 11 - Sapporo Beer Museum (サッポロビール博物館), Sapporo, H
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 11 - Sapporo Beer Museum (サッポロビール博物館), Sapporo, Hokkaidō Prefecture 🗾 It’s March and cherry blossom 🌸 season has already begun in parts of Japan 🇯🇵! Hokkaidō is located in the northernmost part of Japan, and it is the last prefecture 🗾 in Japan to view cherry blossom 🌸. Last May, I managed to combine both viewing and beer 🍺 tasting together! A wonderful and memorable experience The red brick 🧱 building of the beer 🍻 museum is a registered Hokkaidō Heritage sites. Originally erected as a factory of the Sapporo Sugar Company in 1890, but later opened as a museum in 1987. It is the only beer 🍻 museum in Japan #travel#nature#cherryblossom#sapporo#hokkaido#japan#sapporobeermuseum#sapporobeer#beer#museum#building#redbrick#architecture#historic#spring#tasting#ontap#drinking#tbt#memorable#experience#brewery#sakura
21.03.2019 08:17:59
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#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 10 - Kabukichō (歌舞伎町), Tokyo Prefecture 🗾

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#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 10 - Kabukichō (歌舞伎町), Tokyo Prefecture 🗾 Kabukichō (歌舞伎町) is the red light district located in Shinjuku (新宿区) in Tokyo 🌃. Many host and hostess clubs, love hotels, shops, restaurants, and nightclubs are located in this area. It is often called the "Sleepless Town" (眠らない街) A truly iconic area of Tokyo 🌃. Many movies 🎥 were filmed here due to it’s close association with the yakauzas (gangsters). However, Kabukichō is completely safe if you don’t do stupid things. Stay out of trouble peeps! #travel#shinjuku#kabukicho#tokyo#japan#night#nightlife#lights#city#sleeplesstown#redlightdistrict#billboards#signs
14.03.2019 07:08:12
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 9 - Hakone (箱根), Kanagawa Prefecture 🗾

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#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 9 - Hakone (箱根), Kanagawa Prefecture 🗾 Hakone is a perfect day trip away from the busy city life of Tokyo 🏙. The majestic Mt Fuji 🗻, beautiful clear water of Lake Ashi, floating Torii ⛩ of Hakone and the active volcano 🌋 of Mt Hakone can all be visited within a day! Food wise, Hakone has some great options. Tasty Japanese Katsu curry 🍛 at the volcano summit restaurant and the local volcanic steamed black eggs 🥚 are just some of the food Hakone offers Taupo in New Zealand 🇳🇿 has been nominated as a sister city of Hakone since 1987. This is due to both cities having similar geographic composition of a volcano 🌋 and a lakeside #travel#nature#箱根#hakone#japan#volcano#lake#mtfuji#torii#floatingtorii#daytrip#tokyo#kanagawa#katsu#lunch#water#mountainlion#taupo#city#lakeside
07.03.2019 04:07:09
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 8 - Nikkō Tōshō-gū (日光東照宮), Nikkō, Tochigi Prefec
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 8 - Nikkō Tōshō-gū (日光東照宮), Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture 🗾 The Nikkō Tōshō-gū shrine ⛩ is part of the Shrines and Temples of Nikkō UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in 1617 and dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, who is the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate that ruled Japan 🇯🇵 for 250 years The lavishly decorated shrine ⛩ complex consists of more than a dozen buildings set in a beautiful forest 🌲. Countless wood carvings and large amounts of gold leaf were used to decorate the buildings in a way not seen elsewhere in Japan #travel#nature#nikko#shrine#japan#wood#forest#decoration#tochigi#architecture#gold#toshugu#unescoworldheritage#tokugawa#gate
27.02.2019 22:36:55
#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 7 - Matsushima (松島), Miyagi Prefectures 🗾

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#tbttravel 2019 Japan 🇯🇵 Photo 7 - Matsushima (松島), Miyagi Prefectures 🗾 Matsushima which translate as Pine🌲Islands, is dotted by 200 pine clad islets and has been ranked one of Japan's three most scenic views for centuries Matsushima was hit by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11th 2011. Luckily no major damage was felt due to its protected location inside the island dotted bay Godaido (五大堂) is a small temple hall located on one of the pine🌲islets. Originally built in 807, the current temple is a 1604 reconstruction by the famous local feudal lord Date Masamune 🏯 #travel#nature#pine#islands#matsushima#inlets#miyagi#japan#sea#temple#godaido#bay#view#scenery
21.02.2019 07:59:50
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