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Browse by city
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> Tokyo - (30 albums)
> Kyoto - (4 albums)
> Osaka - (3 albums)
> Nikko
> Yokohama
> Narita
> Nara
> Sapporo
> Otaru
> Noboribetsu
> Kamakura
> Aomori

Famous places
well known areas...

> in Tokyo
> Shibuya
> Shinjuku
> Harajuku
> Ginza
> Aoyama
> Tokyo Tower
> Asakusa
> Akihabara
> Ueno
> Ebisu
> ... and more.

> in Kyoto
> Kyoto, Higashiyama
> Arashiyama
> ... and more.

Photo: Shibuya Foodshow court. Giving it a deep thought and choosing the right kind of pastry is a national pastime.

Popular Themes
Japanese Pictures of...

> Japanese Fashion
> Japanese People
> Japanese Garden

The Shinkansen and the Japan train system

Japanese Architecture
Buddhist Temple, Shinto Shrine

Featured Travel Guide articles:

Japan Guide

Tokyo guide


Suggested Itinerary
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

Or click here for more detailed info on the tours.



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getting familiar with the site and us

Picture: Yakitori restaurant in Ebisu, Tokyo, JapanContact us
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About the Music
Misc. Q&A

Contact us, About us...
well... you know

Sorry but since we don't like to be flooded by automated mail programs...
Please type in the address by hand.

For questions / comments about the photos contact
uchuunavi (@)

" Please contact me about anything, except... saying that i need to make more and better pictures. ( Unless you are willing to sponsor us touring the country and with some more advanced equipment :P ). "

For article and website related issues, comments, problems, threats, hints, requests contact us at
contact (@)

" We'd like to know the people who are actually having fun looking at the photos. And the constructive criticism of those who are not enjoying the site might also help us finetune it. "

If you have some comments, questions about the music, contact
Szesztay David at szesztay (@)
( he'd be glad to hear about it, and will probably answer )

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( A great company in programming custom online systems... of which you see nothing of in this site as we made the site static. )

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If you'd like to put up a photo on your non-commercial related site and in a positive context ( meaning you like Japan, us, or both ) don't read any further, permission granted.

All that we ask is that you link back to our site ( ) with the image, and/or a text link of your choice as the credits, something like... "Travel Tokyo and Japan in Pictures -". Notifying us if something like this happens will make us happy, but is of course not required. We'll spot you out soon enough anyway. ( If you need images / html code for this, click here. But you're welcome to link to us in any way you want :-P )

Oh, and... Thanks.

But as said on the site we'd be flattered to hear that someone would actually want to publish any of the images from our site. But since it took some great effort on putting this all together and of course quite some money, we'd like to ask something for exchange in such cases, so we can continue on doing the site. ( or even just to keep it online... )

Don't worry we'll be reasonable.
Most of the time something like crediting us for the image or a link to us would be more than enough!

Just contact us at contact (@) with some information on who you are, what would you like to use the photo(s) for and where, whether it would be something commercial related or not, and in case you already know ( why wouldn't you... ) the photos you'd like to use ( preferrably by their four digit ID or at least links to them on the site ).

We'll answer as soon as we can. Well... meaning probably instantly.

Your message on our site
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New since 2008: if you are-, or working for a travel company or offer anime, manga, games, language learning goods or other services related to Japan... and ( thus ) you believe your message would fit the theme of our site, get in contact with us and we'll work out the details. You'll be introduced to the reader/visitor trends : in general our visitors are a highly interested audience mostly from North America and Japan and many people from the EU and Australia, and most of them tune up their enthusiasm from autumn till late spring.

The term of your message appearing can be anything from two weeks to a whole year. Note that we're only interested in good looking (!) image-format commercial messages, flash or perhaps videos ;) ( sizes are skyscraper 120x600, rectangle 250x250, and classic 468x60 ). Placement is flexible, you can choose any of the main pages, city albums, districts or combinations. Contact us at for details.
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 the photos.
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 page.

For more information on the songs, artists, and theme/album matches please click here.

Miscellaneous Q&A
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 link anytime.
It's simply more entertaining to browse the albums with background music.

Themes are set to
( for lively cities, includes rock, jazz, classical ),
( more relaxed, for rural scenes, easy listening, piano, ethno ),
( characteristic cities, mainly jazz, rock ), and
( 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.

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- Modern Japan and a favorite
- Historic Japan and a favorite

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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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Photo: Hachiko crossing view in Shibuya, Tokyo
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 albums...
Just Click
on any thumbnail to see the pictures of either district or theme

On the picture: Shinjuku, in between the station and Kabukicho
Tokyo Scenes 2
Images on the real downtowns of the city, centers for and of all ages

Photo:  Asakusa, Senso-Ji Buddhist Temple, the Hozo-mon gate
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 life

See a list of all photo albums on Tokyo


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