My Favorite Place in Japan – Different PerspectivesMay 25th, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Featured Articles
My favorite place in Japan was the subject for this months Japan Blog Matsuri and the entries are as varied as the country itself. From north to south, from some the places we’ve all heard about to those that will likely never be written about in a Japan Guidebook. They are all beautiful, if only in the memories of those who visited them and I hoping that by sharing them you will be inspired to visit them for yourself.
This month we had some great participants from the JapanSoc Flickr Group that have been interspersed with links to articles on a number of great Japan blogs. Enjoy!
Let’s start with an image of Tenshochi – Kitakami, Iwate, Japan by LostInInaka
CJW presents My Patagonia posted at i, cjw ~.::.~ hiking and climbing in japan.
Mike presents Yakushima – Japan Travel Photos posted at Gakuranman. (top right)
Harvey also presents A trip to Yakushima posted at Japannewbie.com.
Kanmuri presents Ueno Station: Hours of Pleasure. posted at Turning Iwatean.
Tokyofoodcast presents My Harbor: Kaminokae, Kochi posted at Tokyofoodcast, saying, “First time to join matsuri. Yoroshiku!”
C.K. Tse shares an image of Gassho-style (literally “praying hands”) thatched-roof houses in Shirakawa
Tony Alexander presents How I Would Entertain Guest in Japan posted at The Soul of Japan.
Honor presents Japanese Countryside - My Favorite Place In Japan posted at TokyoTopia.
Supreme Nothing presents My Favorite Place in Japan, or Why Does Fuji-san Keep Talking To Me? posted at supreme nothing.
Shibuya246 presents Golf at Mt Fuji posted at Shibuya246.
Thomas Hammerlund presents Rhinos at Yagiyama Zoo in Sendai posted at sixmats.com.
Andrew Cowan presents The best place in Japan posted at ALT Susono, saying, “My favorite place in Japan is a local izakaya.”
Billy presents My Favorite Place in Japan posted at Tune In Tokyo – how appropriate that his favorite place is anyplace where he can Karaoke with his friends.
Muza-chan presents My favorite place in Japan, Meiji Jingu posted at Muza-chan’s Gate to Japan.
I agree with Muza-chan, the Meiji Jingu Iris Garden is in the precincts of the shrine and is an oasis of calm in the bustling metropolis of Tokyo.
Dave presents My favourite place in Japan, actually the whole Kansai region, posted at The Ramen Blues.
iMorpheus presents My Favorite Place: Rotating Beneath my Feet, referring to the great trains of Japan and posted at Epimetheus. (Tickets Please by pictured on the right – see iMorpheus’s Flickr Photos)
Aimee Weinstein presents My Favorite Place in Japan, the Daibutsu Buddha in Kamakura, posted at The Weekly Weinstein: Tales of Tokyo Life.
Cindy presents My favorite place in Japan, Mount Koya, or Koya-san, posted at just a little ちょっと.
Our Man in Abiko presents 10 favourite places – in Abiko posted at our man in abiko.
Deas presents Fushimi Inari Taisha posted at Rocking in Hakata.
KenY-N presents The theatre – my favourite place in Japan posted at What Japan Thinks.
Sarah presents My Favourite Place, Nikko Toshogu, posted at A Canadian in Meiji Japan.
A image of a Temple gate in Nikko is preseted by indy138.
This image of Tsurunoyu Onsen in Akita is presented by lazysupper.
Last but certainly not least we have an image of Mt. Iwate titled “One Cherry Tree” present by jasohill.
That concludes the May 2009 edition of the Japan Blog Matsuri. Thanks to all who participated their words and images – it was pleasure to host and I encourage you all to submit entired to the June edition, hosted by Billy of Tune-in-Tokyo.
So, what’s your favorite place in Japan? One included here or someplace different? Do tell us all about it in the comments…