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Asakusa Nakamise street with year-end shoppers

Asakusa Nakamise street with year-end shoppers

(All photos by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Year-end shoppers and tourists gather in the Asakusa Nakamise street leading to the Sensoji temple. It is customary for the Japanese people to visit Shinto […]

Features, Japan Daily Life

Christmas Illuminations in Tokyo

Christmas Illuminations in Tokyo

(Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Christmas illuminations decorate various parts of Tokyo during this festive season in Japan. Above: Shibuya Blue Grotto. Thousands of blue LED lights turn the streets […]

Traditional Japan

Kotai Jingu Shrine Festival in Fujisawa

Kotai Jingu Shrine Festival in Fujisawa

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Kotai Jingu Shrine Festival was held in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture on August 17. The festival is held each year around the mid-August “Bon” holiday, which […]

Features, Modern Japan

Pokemon GO PARK in Yokohama

Pokemon GO PARK in Yokohama

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Annual Pokemon event started at Minatomirai Park in Yokohama on August 9. Hundreds of Pokemon GO app fans gathered at the special Pokemon GO […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Tourists visit the abandoned island of Gunkanjima or “Battleship Island”

Tourists visit the abandoned island of Gunkanjima or “Battleship Island”

(All photos by Richard Atrero de Guzman/AFLO) Hashima Island, commonly known as Gunkanjima or “Battleship Island,” is an abandoned island located off the coast of Nagasaki Prefecture in southwest Japan […]