Visiting the Fushimi Inari Shrine just outside Kyoto was the highlight of my two-week trip to Japan. Its breathtaking to see thousands upon thousands of the orange gates (aka torii) littered eveywhere. The shrine sits on a mountain named Inari; which merchants and manufacturers worship for wealth. Each torii represents a busines or merchant that has donated to the shrine. The hike up to the top of the summit took me almost one and half hour in the 40C Kyoto heat. However, the view from up top and the sceneary you encouter on the way there is well worth it.
In case you didnt notice from all the pictures I take of trains wherever I go, I love them. Japan has all sorts of trains - and they come in all sorts of different colours, shapes and sizes. From the local subway train to the ultra-fast Shinkansen "Bullet Trains," trains are the best way to travel within a city or anywhere in the country in Japan. They run like clockwork and the subways, even though they are not for the claustrophobic, are the most convenient form of travel. Here Ive collected a few of my favourite shots of trains, and things around trains from all over Japan.