Umeda 梅田 in Osaka 大阪 is winding down late night as people head home after a long day at the office. This image came about while waiting in the shadows for the right moment that best gave the true feel of the environment. From the railway bridge above to the yellow hue of the street lights that cast the shadows of the people waiting to cross along with their postures for me defined a scene that plays out every night in the bustling city of Osaka.
Shodoshima Island 小豆島 has much character to be discovered. Just walking about near the port of Kusakabehonmachi area one can see very old restaurants and structures such as this billboard that has been faded by time. How long ago was this sign erected and do these plaques even have relevance today. This is another area of Japan that seems to be stuck in time and it's wonderful.
Nakameguro 中目黒 the quiet residential district of Meguro, Tokyo. It is popular for its unique boutique cafes and stores, and becomes a vibrant and active location particularly along the Meguro River during the Cherry Blossoms festival in mid spring.
Shibuya 渋谷 in Tokyo Japan has many back streets often containing some of the best hidden gems of restaurants and local bars.
The Acros Fukuoka アクロス building was constructed in 1995 on the former Fukuoka prefecture office grounds. The step garden was designed by Michio Tase of the Plamtago design film. Many aspects of architecture design were rigorously tested and implemented such as water drainage, types of plants used so that during different seasons the south side of the stepped building would not go fully barren so that it would keep its beauty year round. Also other aspects were given heavy thought including falling leaves, overgrowth and how fast some plants grew compared to others. This makes the Eco-Beautiful Acros a wonderful must see for those admires of modern architecture.
Takamatsu 高松 is a port city located in the Kagawa area on the island of Shikoku. The fresh ocean air and its slow pace of life make it a great place to unwind. Sanuki Udon is a very famous region specially dish that is highly recommend to try if you visit.