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well known areas...
> in Tokyo
> Tokyo Tower
> ... and more.
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> Kyoto, Higashiyama
> ... and more.
Japanese Pictures of...
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> Japanese People
> Japanese Garden
The Shinkansen and the Japan
Buddhist Temple, Shinto
Featured Travel Guide articles:
photo guide by weeks
Week 1 - Tokyo
Week 2 - Tokyo,Kanto
Week 3 - Nikko
Week 4 - Tokyo
Week 5 - Kyoto
Week 6 - Osaka,Nara
Week 7 - Tokyo,Kanto
Week 8 - Hokkaido
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by region, theme, map, tour
In case you already know what city ( Tokyo, Kyoto, etc. ) you
are interested in,
Open the map and click either its name or location to bring
up the available albums.
In case you aren't interested in particular areas, only some
selected photos of particular sceneries such as Shinto shrines,
gardens, people, trains or shopping in Tokyo, choose the Browse
by theme page.
In case you don't know anything about Japan, but are interested
please visit the Browse by tour
page that will introduce you to the featured albums.
There are two types of galleries.
Regional by cities and districts, accessible from the browse
by region, map and tour pages, and
Themed galleries accessible from the browse by theme
and the home page.
The regional pages are all crosslinked based on areas, indifferently
from which page you approach them from. Once in city album view
you can always navigate about or expand the displayed selection
to nearby districts or cities.
Keep an eye out for the navigation links under the album
titles when in browse by region mode.
On the pages for each city, you can click on the city names on
the featured map to choose a different location.
In the tour mode once you have completed an album, switch
back to the guide window to travel on to the next.
The pages were designed to have many different types of navigation
from which visitors can choose from. These methods are however
only different ways of reaching the same collection, thus you
are unlikely to miss out on anything by favoring one to another.
|Expanding, narrowing down selection
album view modes for regional pages
|Initially all links on the site pages direct the visitor to a
narrowed down selection, which may be expanded by additional photos.
The third stage link - Show preview of entire collection - leads
to a thumbnail gallery that lists the photos available for the city
or district. In this mode there are no links to large versions of
|About the Music
artist and song information
All songs featured are copyrighted to their respective authors
and appear on the site by permission. To download available songs
in mp3 format please visit the download
For more information on the songs, artists, and theme/album matches
please click here.
or just answers since nobody asks anything
Background Music hint
four playlists for four atmospheres
Don't forget to choose a music theme or just click the Play Music
It's simply more entertaining to browse the albums with background
Themes are set to
energetic ( for lively cities, includes rock, jazz, classical
journey ( more relaxed, for rural scenes, easy listening,
piano, ethno ),
jazz ( characteristic cities, mainly jazz, rock ), and
maze ( contrasts of Hokkaido and Shinjuku in rock, classical
and jazz ).
Also note that some songs are featured in more than one compilation.
The player allows you to skip, stop, play track, skip back, set
volume and switch theme.
- Our favorites
- Modern Japan
- Historic Japan
- Modern Japan and a favorite
- Historic Japan and a favorite
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Picture Japan while browsing recent, real-life photos of Tokyo, Kyoto and many other cities... a great way to find your ideal destinations, with regional and thematic albums.
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Travel Japan in Photos - real-life scenes of the real Tokyo, Kyoto and many other cities from PhotoPassJapan.
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Tokyo Scenes 3
Ultramodern, people oriented city, the young and energetic face of Tokyo
Well, the site may be a little too excessive especially
on the issue of Tokyo, but here are some of the most essential photo
on any thumbnail to see the pictures of either district or theme
Tokyo Scenes 2
Images on the real downtowns of the city, centers for and of all ages
Tokyo Scenes 1
A tour around some of the most famous historic sights in Tokyo
Tokyo Scenes 5
A closer look at some of the most unique and atmospheric districts
Tokyo Scenes 6
Finding the right place... whichever it is... from Shimokita to Koenji
Tokyo Scenes 4
Famous town centers in Tokyo, both historic and modern
Tokyo Scenes 7
A quick tour on the harmony of 21st century architecture and everyday
See a list of all photo albums