|This first section is from
Hamarikyu Garden in Tokyo:
|This is a shot of the
centre of the gardens - just to the left of this bridge was a very
pretty Tea House.
||This is a 300 year old
Pine tree in the garden - planted by the Tokugawa Shogun.
||The pond is salt water
as it is connected to the ocean. So, you get to see some unusual things
if you look down!
|This next section is from a
festival at Asakusa:
|One of the many floats in the
procession of the festival.
||One of the shrines that are a
main part of the event - carried through the streets by large teams of
people (mostly men).
||A view of one of the
|One of the teams coming out of
the main temple.
||Closer view of one of the teams.
||A close-up of one of the
women's' teams. LOTS of fun!
|Another view looking back from
the Temple steps.
||A woman dressed as a Geisha
||Another close-up of one of the
|This next section is from Mount
Takao outside Tokyo:
|An Iris growing on the trail.
||A straight view from the top of
||A wider view from top - small
|A view of one of the trails -
you want to be dressed right!
||This was a view from my hotel
room at night.
||This was a waterfall en route to
seeing Zojoji Temple
|Zojoji Temple in Tokyo:
|Exterior of some of the temple
||Some of the statuary in the
||A shrine in the grounds.
|A HUGE bell in the temple grounds
||A monument in the grounds
|One of many panoramic shots I took of the
Yu Gardens. Gorgeous place to visit!
||That`s one tired Panda!
||I like this shot - note the crescent moon!
|And just for fun ...
|A wide panorama of the night scape
from my hotel window
||A more compact view of the same scene
||Another shot of the crescent Moon
|Here is a cool set-up of the
one of the large buildings across the river!
|This is the famous TV Tower in
|The two tallest towers seen in
the early morning mists.
||The two tallest towers seen