Photos: Rebun Island

Rebun Island 「礼文島, Rebun-tō」 is an island in the Sea of Japan off the northwestern tip of Hokkaidō, Japan. The island sits 50 kilometres (31 mi) off the coast of Hokkaidō. Rebun stretches 29 kilometres (18 mi) from north to south and 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from east to west. …

Photos: Rishiri Island

Rishiri Island (利尻島 Rishiri-tō) is an island in the Sea of Japan off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan. It is part of Hokkaido Prefecture, and is divided between two towns, Rishiri and Rishirifuji. The island is formed by the cone-shaped extinct volcanic peak of Mount Rishiri. …

Iriomote Island, Taketomi, Okinawa, Japan

Iriomote Island (西表島 Iriomote-jima, Yaeyama: Irimutii; Okinawan: Iriumuti) is the largest of the Yaeyama Islands and the second largest in Okinawa Prefecture after Okinawa Island itself. Where is Iriomote Island, Taketomi, Okinawa, Japan? [mappress mapid="5"]

Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Japan

Ishigaki (石垣島 Ishigaki-jima) is a Japanese island west of Okinawa Hontō and the second-largest island of the Yaeyama Island group. …

Photos: Hateruma Island, Okinawa

Hateruma (波照間島; Hateruma-jima; Yaeyama: Hatirooma Okinawan: Hatiruma) is an island in the Yaeyama District of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It has beautiful natural beaches with white sand and blue sea. Nishihama Beach is an hour away by boat from Ishigaki Island. Where is Hateruma Island? [mappress mapid="3"]

Photos: Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

Photos: Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

Photos: Sapporo Maruyama Zoo (Hokkaido, Japan)

Sapporo Maruyama Zoo (札幌市円山動物園 Sapporo Maruyama Dōbutsuen) is a municipal zoo in Chūō-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. …

Photos: Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Pho is a Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand. It is located in the Rattanakosin district directly adjacent to the Grand Palace. …

Photos: Vatican City

Vatican City or Vatican City State, in Italian officially Stato della Città del Vaticano is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome. It has an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of just over 800. This makes Vatican City the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world by both area and population. The Pope is also the Head of State and Government of the Vatican City State.

Photos: Roma, Italia

Rome’s history spans more than two and a half thousand years, since its founding in 753 BC. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe. In the ancient world it was successively the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and is regarded as one of the birthplaces of western civilization. …

Photos: Paris, France

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. It is situated on the river Seine, in the north of the country, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. An important settlement for more than two millennia, Paris had become, by the 12th century, one of Europe’s foremost centres of learning and the arts and was the largest city in the Western world until the turn of the 18th century. Paris is today one of the world’s leading business and cultural centres and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, media, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities. Here are the places that you may be interested to go to.

Photos: Zurich, Switzerland

Bahnhofstrasse is Zurich’s main downtown street and one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues

Photos: Tulip Festival

More than 400,000 tulips bloom around a Dutch windmill can be seen during Tulip Festival in Sakura Furusato Square, which is celebrated in April every year. The Dutch windmill symbolises goodwill between the Netherlands and Japan, which is a Dutch drainage type made in the Netherlands and the first built in Japan.

Photos: Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー Tōkyō Sukaitsurī) is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010 and reached its full height of 634.0 metres (2,080 ft) in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower, and the second tallest structure in the world after Burj Khalifa (829.8 m/2,722 ft). (Wikipedia)

Photos: Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station (東京駅) is a railway station in the Marunouchi business district of Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, near the Imperial Palace grounds and the Ginza commercial district. …

Photos: Kilometer Zero of Japan

The Kilometre Zero of Japan (日本国道路元標) is on the middle of Nihonbashi bridge in Tokyo.

Photos: Nishi-Shinjuku

Nishi-Shinjuku (西新宿) is a skyscraper business district in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

高尾山 – Mt. Takao

Mount Takao (高尾山 Takao-san) is a mountain in the city of Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan. It is protected within Meiji no Mori Takao Quasi-National Park. Standing 599 metres (1,965 ft) tall and located within an hour of downtown Tokyo, it is a popular hiking spot, with eight hiking courses and more than 2.5 million annual visitors.

NHK / 日本放送協会 – NHK Studio Park in Shibuya

Photos NHK / 日本放送協会 – NHK Studio Park in Shibuya …

代々木公園 / Yoyogi Park

Check out the Yoyogi Park (代々木公園, Yoyogi kōen) photos. Yoyogi Park is one of the largest parks in Tokyo, Japan located adjacent to Harajuku Station and Meiji Shrine in Shibuya.

Tokyo Game Show 2012

Photos: Tokyo Game Show 2012 taken last September 22, 2012 at 幕張メッセ (Makuhari Messe). …

Blue Moon (August 31st 2012)

According to modern folklore, a Blue Moon is the second full moon of a calendar month. Check out my pictures of today’s full moon. …

Tokyo Bay Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

These photos were taken at Harumi Pier, Odaiba, Tokyo Japan on August 11, 2012 for the annual Tokyo Bay Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display) with 12,000 fireworks. …

Ueno Zoo, Tokyo Japan

The Ueno Zoo is a 14.3-hectare zoo located in Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. It is Japan’s oldest zoo, opening on March 20, 1882.

The Tokyo Sky Tree

The Tokyo Sky Tree is 2,080-foot-tall which just officially opened on this week, it is the world’s tallest tower according to the Guinness Book of Records. …

Hanami Festival (Cherry Blossoms Festival)

Hanami Festival (Cherry Blossoms Festival) is one of the most colorful festival in Japan. I was able to visit couple of places to experience the Hanami Festival. These photos were taken in Nakameguro River and Yokohama River (around Koganecho station and Bandobashi station). …

Photos: KAIYUKAN Aquarium (Osaka Aquarium)

KAIYUKAN Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world. Its theme is partly based on the new Gaia Hypothesis advocated by Dr. James Lovelock. A Japanese word KAIYUKAN literally means Playing in the Sea Pavilion. …

Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), Kyoto

Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺 Temple of the Golden Pavilion), also known as Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺 Deer Garden Temple?), is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. The Golden Pavilion (金閣 kinkaku) is a three-story building on the grounds of the Rokuon-ji temple complex. The top two stories of the pavilion are covered with pure gold leaf. [codepeople-post-map]

Nanchiang China Food Trip

Here are the photos I captured using my Galaxy S2 phone when I was in Nanchiang China for paper presentation: …