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
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