1. EDIT 3/21/11: The north-east coast of Japan was severely affected by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. Please consider making a donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society to help the victims of this natural disaster: google.com/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html
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    The final stop of my sightseeing tour of Japan was at Mt. Koya, or Koyasan, which was a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Koyasan is located roughly 2 hours south of Kyoto. Sitting atop this somewhat isolated mountain are dozens of Buddhist temples. Far away from the busy cities of Japan, this location gives off an eerie but amazing feel, especially when exploring the nearby cemetery in the town. One of the more interesting experiences was my stay at a shukubo, or temple lodging, where I got to stay at an actual temple, eat food prepared by monks, and participate in the morning ceremonies (I'm crushed because I lost the footage of the ceremony!). Of all the locations I visited in Japan, Koyasan was the most life-changing and awe-inspiring.

    Camera: Canon T2i
    Lens: Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 SP XR Di-II

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  2. EDIT 3/21/11: The north-east coast of Japan was severely affected by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. Please consider making a donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society to help the victims of this natural disaster: google.com/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html
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    Take a brief glimpse into traditional Japan by visiting Kyoto. In this video, we explore two of the more popular temples in Kyoto. Ryoan-ji is known for its serene landscape and its rock garden (not in video). Kinkaku-ji is the almost-iconic temple of Kyoto, with its gold-foiled water lining the water. We also get to see the garden area of Nijo Castle, which was used by the Tokugawa shogunate, who ruled Japan until the 1840s. Finally, we take a stroll inside Fushimi Inari, which is famous for its THOUSANDS of torii, or wooden gates, that line the path up a small mountain.

    Camera: Canon T2i
    Lens: Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 SP XR Di-II

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  3. EDIT 3/21/11: The north-east coast of Japan was severely affected by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. Please consider making a donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society to help the victims of this natural disaster: google.com/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html
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    After spending a week cooped up in Tokyo, I branched out in western Japan. The shinkansen sped me to my next hotel in Osaka (a THREE tatami mat room and bathroom). From there, I spent a day in Hiroshima and Miyajima.

    Camera: Canon T2i
    Lens: Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 SP XR Di II

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  4. EDIT 3/21/11: The north-east coast of Japan was severely affected by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. Please consider making a donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society to help the victims of this natural disaster: google.com/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html
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    Kamakura is a small city located 45 minutes southwest from Tokyo. It provides a close escape to view various shrines and temples without having to deal with huge crowds found in Tokyo. This small city is home to a few temples. This video explores a bit of Engaku-ji and Kencho-ji, which are within short walking distance of Kamakura station. Unfortunately, I was unable to reach the Daibutsu in time.

    Camera: Canon T2i
    Lens: Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR DiII
    Accessory: Steadicam Merlin

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  5. EDIT 3/21/11: The north-east coast of Japan was severely affected by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. Please consider making a donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society to help the victims of this natural disaster: google.com/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html
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    Experience the mix of commerce and religion in Asakusa. Senso-ji Temple is one of the more popular tourist destinations in Tokyo, with the giant Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) being the main attraction.

    Kappabashi-dori is a less-known destination. This street is known for its many stores that cater to restaurant owners. The most interesting thing to see at Kappabashi-dori are the shops that sell not real food but, rather, plastic displays of real food. These displays are the ones that owners would place outside their restaurants to attract customers.

    Taken in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan.

    Camera: Pentax K-7
    Lenses: smc-PENTAX DA* 16-50mm f/2.8, smc-PENTAX DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 fisheye

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EDIT 3/21/11: The north-east coast of Japan was severely affected by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. Please consider making a donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society to help the victims of this natural disaster: google.com/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html

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