Nippon: The most curious country on Earth

Posted on Jun 17, 2017

Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan - Japan - Photo by Zdenek Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

Osaka Castle, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

Kinkaku-ji, Golden Pavilion, Kyoto, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

Not until you visit Japan can you fully appreciate its uniqueness and diversity. As far as my travels go, Japan is by far my most favorite country visited so far.

Akihabara, Tokyo - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

You will be continuously surprised by little things that are quite different from what you’re used to; from special vending machines, drink cans for the blind (yes, you read that right), to meticulously designed and maintained parks and gardens.

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto - Photo by Zdenek Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

Vending Machine, Tokyo - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

It’s refreshing to see how seamlessly intermarried is the old traditional Japanese culture with the super modern over-technologized world. It’s not a rare sight to discover a small old Shinto temple next to a brand new high-rise business building.

Village store, Kyoto, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

The first thing that will struck you is the cleanliness of the streets and the all present order, despite how busy the country actually is.

Kyoto at Night, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

Street in Osaka, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

Japanese food is a chapter of its own. Restaurants and food stalls are literally on every corner, offering a wide variety of delicious meals and snacks that are very hard to resist.

Street food in Osaka, Japan - Photo by Zdenek Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

Fukuzumiro, Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

Even in big cities like Osaka or Tokyo, one has the feeling of being totally safe without any fear walking down the street day or night.

Street at night - Tokyo, Japan - Photo by Zdenek Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography.jpg

Night in Tokyo, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

Maiko Geisha entering a Teahouse, Kyoto - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

You can’t see the whole sky through a bamboo tube.
— Japanese Proverb

Street at night, Tokyo, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

Tokyo DisneySea is another must see location. The scale and attention to detail is quite unbelievable. Having visited quite a few theme parks in the past, I’m yet to discover one executed in a better way (let alone the stunning service and overall friendliness).

Disney Sea, Tokyo, Japan - Photo by Zdenek Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

Tokyo Disney Sea, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

Monorail, Tokyo Disney Sea, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography


Horikawa dori, Kyoto, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography
Busy street in Osaka, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography
Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography
Fukuzumiro, Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography
Restaurant in Tokyo, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography
Tokyo DisneySea, Sindbad's Storybook Voyage - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography
Gion, Kyoto, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography
Ginza, Tokyo, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography
Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan - Photo by Zed Sindelar of CuriousZed Photography

 

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2 Comments

  1. Katherine

    Japan has always intrigued me, more so than the other Asian countries. And you just made me really want to go!

    Reply
  2. M. Olesen

    Great post and stunning shots! I love your photographs and how they pop!
    Japan is definitely on my list of places to visit.

    Reply

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