Kyoto by Night

Kiyomizudera is equally stunning at night when the light-up show is on. The staff in charge of the lighting did an amazing job to make the autumn colours pop even at night. I love how the orange colour of the leaves combines with the cold blue of that light beam in the sky.

Bitchu Matsuyama

On certain days, Bitchu Matsuyama Castle appears to be floating over a sea of clouds. When this happens with a beautiful splash of red thanks to the Autumn foliage, you get a landscape worth of fairy tales books.


Even though the peak of the Autumn season had already passed in Kyoto, it was still possible to find some incredible places such as Komyoji (光明寺), where colours were ranging from green to yellow, orange and vivid red. When taking photos in Kyoto, the challenge is to get a clean shot without anyone in the ...


When Discovering Simple Pleasures

When I was in France, I had never pictured myself being able to sit down at a window to simply look at trees. Maybe I was too young and impatient, lacking the maturity to enjoy a beautiful piece of nature. However living in Japan changed my perspectives and I am now the one feeling sorry ...


Achieving Balance

There is really something fascinating about Japan. Everywhere, you can see its attention to perfection, the harmony and the balance, the respect for others and for nature, etc. It's not just to be keep appearances like a superficial smile to someone, it's rooted deep down in the culture and in people. When I look at ...


Four Views

This photo was taken in one my favorite temples in Kyoto. It's not only one of the most serene and elegant ones I know of, it also seems almost completely unknown to the public. I was therefore able to peacefully take photos without having to battle with dozens of other tourists! This particular room has ...


The Temple of Pure Water

Kiyiomizudera, one of the major temples in Kyoto "floats" over red autumn foliage thanks to its stage built on wooden pillars, bringing it about 12 meters high over the ground. This year's red foliage wasn't actually the most impressive one. It had suddenly got cold then the temperature rose again, preventing the leaves from turning ...


Red Carpet

The grandiose stairs to the Bishamondou temple were covered by red maple leaves freshly fallen after a rainy day. I strongly recommend this location for autumn leaves, not only because of this beautiful sight but also because this temple is somehow less visited than others and it is one of the rare ones where you ...


Magnifique Automne à Nikko

Enfin! J'ai finalement pu découvrir la beauté légendaire de Nikko dans des conditions (presque) idéales! En douze ans passés au Japon, je n'étais allé à Nikko que deux fois: la première fois, il pleuvait des cordes alors que la seconde fois, ce n'était pas vraiment la saison des ko-yo- (les feuilles d'automne en japonais). Cette ...