Japan through my lens – The Garden that is Japan

I went on a short holiday to Japan with my wife recently and I have to say Japan is like no other country I have ever been to. The people are polite, the streets are immaculately clean, the same for their toilets , the public transport is super efficient and their food is delicious!

I couldn’t find a fault in this country, I seriously couldn’t. The sales staff are extremely polite and seem very happy with their jobs and serving you. We took the Shinkansen, the subway and the buses and everything ran like clockwork. The bus, train and taxi drivers , traffic wardens on the streets, policemen,  basically everyone all took their work very seriously and to some extent I felt they took it too seriously but I guess that is just the “Japanese way”. Their work ethic is just First class.

I always thought Singapore was good at being efficient but Japan just adds another level to that efficiency.

The Japanese culture and history is rich and there are lots of things to photograph. If you are a Street photographer, this is certainly a place to go. My wife and I went to Nagoya and Kyoto and both places are wonderful to visit.

Of course I had my camera with me and today I would like to share some pictures of the immaculately cultivated gardens and historic places of Nagoya and Kyoto.Here is the first part of my series on Japan.

Nagoya castle

Nagoya Castle

The Sagano Scenic Railway/Torokko Train (嵯峨野観光鉄道)

The Sagano Scenic Railway/Torokko Train (嵯峨野観光鉄道)

Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺)

Kiyomizu-dera Temple (清水寺)

Immaculately cultivated and sculpted gardens