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Travel map and Photo Blog - Japan (日本), South Korea (대한민국)

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Traveling to Japan/South Korea... arriving in Osaka (Kansai), (Japan) via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), then traveling to/through; Osaka, Kyoto, (Kansai), Hiroshima (Chugoku), Fukuoka, Karatsu, Nagasaki, Shimabarra, Beppu, Fukuoka, (Kyushu), (Japan), Busan, Daegu, Seoul (South Korea), and back home via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

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The alleys and laneways of Dotombori are some of the liveliest in Osaka, very reminiscent of those in the movie 'Bladerunner', and which come alive after night-fall, a must for any visitor to experience! Osaka, Kansai, Japan.

Fushimi-Inari Taisha
The famous 'Red Torii' path-way, to the Fushimi-Inari Taisha shrine, Kyoto, Kansai, Japan.

Golden Temple
The famous Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Kansai, Japan.

Pull Rickshaws
Beautiful 'Old style', large-wheeled, Japanese pull-rickshaws, that take tourists around the town, Arashiyama, Kansai, Japan.

A-Bomb Dome
The chilling memorial, of the destructive power of war on the local people, Hiroshima, Chugoku, Japan.

Yatai Stall
One of the hundreds of popular Yatai stalls, that come out each evening and sell a variety of foods, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan.

Porcelain Bridge
An exquisite porcelain tile clad bridge, in the artisan village, Okaewichi-yama, Kyushu, Japan.

Limited Express
The ubiquitous Japanese train shot, in fact it's the 'Limited Express', my 'weapon of choice' when it comes to transport, Nagasaki, Kyushu, Japan.

Kannawa Hells
'Hells or Jigoku' (ie. steaming hot volcanic waters), used for the city's 'Onsen', surging through the streets, Beppu, Kyushu, Japan.

Yamato-Zep Drummers
The exciting Yamato-Zep 'Taiko' drumming troupe, during one of their traditional lively performances, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan.

It's Show-time!
Mask at the annual 'International Mask Festival', Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.

Postman Delivers
Postbox at the annual 'International Mask Festival', Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.

Traditional Korean 'Jangseung', carved wooden totems, at the annual 'International Mask Festival', Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.

Woori Nara Gogigui
While this may not be 'Gangnam-style', Korean Gogigui (BBQ meats cooked at your table), is one of my all time favourites, usually served with lettuce, Kimchi and an assortment of sauces, washed down with cold Soju, good enough to put a smile on anyone's face! Jongno, Seoul, South Korea.

Jongno Tower
One of the iconic buildings, on the city skyline, Jongno, Seoul, South Korea.

Other travels to Japan/Korea include;

South Korea 2007 - Kimchi tour around the unique island.
Tokyo 2004 - Exploring the urban megalopolis that is Tokyo.

Other Japanese/South Korean photos from my travels;

Japanese (日本) photos - (PhotoStream)
South Korean (대한민국) photos - (PhotoStream)

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Posted by joffre 01:53 Archived in Japan Tagged japan malaysia south_korea photography blog 日本 joffre 대한민국

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