Kobe port

In 1995, the great Hanshin Earthquake devastated the coastal city of Kobe, killing 6400 people and causing hundreds of billions dollar in damage. After the Japanese government provided trillions of Japanese Yen for the recovery of Kobe, the reconstruction began. The Japanese have learned from their mistakes, today the port area of Kobe is built to resist the most violent earthquakes on earth. Only a small part of the damaged docks was left as a memorial to the earthquake. Because most of Kobe was reconstructed less than 15 years ago, the city looks overall very modern. Here’s some photos of the Kobe Harbor area taken during day and night.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kinki area
Prefecture : Hyōgo-ken
City : Kōbe-shi
District : Hatobachō
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Small lakes of Nara

Nara is well known for its historical sites like the Todai-ji temple, but the city also offers gorgeous parks to explore. The area around those small lakes was especially enjoyable with the reflection of the bridge and Cherry blossom trees (Sakura) on the water. I could also hardly resist to take photos of newly-weds during their wedding photo-shoot.

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Area : Kinki area
Prefecture : Nara-ken
City : Nara-shi
District : Takabatakechō
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Walking under a waterfall

These waterfalls are located on the road to Yamaboku Wildsnow Park. A hiking path gently brings you down to the waterfalls and goes right under them to offer a magnificent view.

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Country: Japan
Area : Chubu area
Prefecture : Nagano-ken
City : Takayama-mura
District : Okuyamada
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Kegon Waterfalls (kegon-taki,華厳滝)

The Kegon Falls are among Japan’s highest waterfalls and are located next to lake Chuzenji. You can either observe the waterfalls from an observatory near the top or pay to take an elevator down to admire the falls from a lower point of view.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Tochigi-ken
City : Nikkō-shi
District : Chūgūshi
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Kurobe Dam 2012 (黒部ダム)

The Kurobe Dam is the tallest dam in Japan. The road on top of the dam is open to visitors and offers a truly impressive experience. One can also climb hundreds of stair steps to the observation deck which offer a great view of the dam and the Tate mountain range.

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Country: Japan
Area : Chubu area
Prefecture : Toyama-ken
City : Tateyama-machi
District : Ashikuraji
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Waterfalls near Chuzenji Lake, Nikko

You can easily access sites along the shore of Chuzenji lake, like these falls, by bus. These waterfalls are worth visiting if the weather is nice and offer fresh breeze on a hot summer day! They are reached by an easy hike from the main road circling the lake.

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Tochigi-ken
City : Nikkō-shi
District : Chūgūshi
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Chuzenji Lake (chūzenji-ko,中禅寺湖)

The Chuzenji Lake was created by the eruption of Mount Nantai which blocked and flooded the river. There are many resorts and hotels along the shore of the lake. Nearby sites include the Futara Shrine and the Kegon Waterfalls.

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Tochigi-ken
City : Nikkō-shi
District : Chūgūshi
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Waterfalls near nikko

This small waterfall is located next to the Takino shrine. The area is really peaceful compared to the busy Tosho-gu shrine.

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Tochigi-ken
City : Nikkō-shi
District : Hangakimen
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Tokyo Bay

This area of Tokyo is only a short walk from Tokyo Tower. This place offers a nice view of the Rainbow bridge and some strange futuristic buildings on Odaiba island.

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Area : area
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District : 1 Chome
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