Wednesday, September 26, 2007

J is for Japan on ABC Wednesday

Mt. Fuji taken from outside our hotel


Ginza at night


Another photo of Ginza


Here's a few photos I took on a trip to Japan years ago. We stayed at a hotsprings resort overlooking Mt. Fuji during the winter. There is also a tour bus that can take you up half way up the mountain. And, it is cold up there!

The other photos are of Ginza, Tokyo's shopping district. The lit up billboards and signs really bring the place to life. On the weekends, the parts of the streets are closed off to traffic so hundreds of people can walkabout to do their shopping.

- AV

18 comments:

kml said...

What a stunning Mt Fuji photo! Excellent!

AVCR8TEUR said...

kml, you are quick. I barely just put up this post. Thanks about the pic of Mt. Fuji. It was taken with my first digital camera back in 2002.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I would love to travel to Japan someday. Until I can see Mt. Fuji in person your picture will have to do. I love the night scenes, those are well done.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Digital Flower, Japan is a beautiful country. Be prepared to spend lots of money especially at a resort. In 2002, it was $8 US for a tiny glass of orange juice.

Hin Man said...

You a world traveler who have been to Paris, Alaska and this time with Japan's pictures. Lovely post. Thank you for sharing your world traveling views with us.

Lynette said...

I think you made some great photos for more than one reason, your memories and ABC Wednesday! Mt. Fuji looks beautiful.

Thanks so much for visiting Portland (OR) Daily Photo's J for Joy.

Scott said...

Great pics, AV, I hope I can travel to Japan some day...I haven't been outside of the US too much, except for a cruise I went on in high school where we visited Costa Mia and Cozumel. However, I do know a few Japanese words like:

Ohayo- good morning
Janet- good bye
Arigato- thank you

-that's about the extent of my Japanese language knowledge..class dismissed :D

Excellent choice for "J"!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Hin man, Now that you brought it up, I guess I have traveled around. Compared to other family members, I really haven't gone to too many places.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Hi Lynette, Thanks for dropping by. I've been to Portland once and it was a lovely place with all those waterfalls.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Hi Scott, Thanks for the Japanese lesson and the comments. Now, I know how to say 'good-bye'. :)

Mike said...

I love the picture of Mt Fuji... Stunning scenery.

Peter said...

Love the photos, mount fuji looks like a great photo opportunity, by the way peter here from the UK. Love the street scenes, very lively

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

That is a great picture!!! I want to go there someday...

david mcmahon said...

Lovely shots. Must go to Japan one day ...

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Mike. Appreciate your comments.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Hi Peter, I've never been to the UK. Hopefully, I can make it out there one of these days.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Dana/David, you have to go there at least once. Skip the big city and go the suburbs so you can see the temples.

mrsnesbitt said...

WE have never been to Japan, but we always have japanese motorbikes.