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VIDEO FOOTAGE A limited amount of modern and historic video footage is available for tv programs.

Photographs of every building in key districts of central Tokyo, street by street.

Photo catagories.
Please send an email requesting your specific needs.

Historic photographs of Japan 1850-1938

Akihabara known as the electronic district, though other areas, such as Shibuya, are close rivals

Aoyama - Omotesando area Very elegant and trendy area, comparable to the SOHO area of New York City.
Meiji Jingumae Omotesando west

Aoyama Dori

Omotesando Dori east side of street

Omotesando Dori west side of the street

Aoyama Omotesando - local area

Asakusa Prior to 1945, this area was the major night entertainment district.


Daiba New island built on landfill in Tokyo bay in a very modern style. Primarily used for back offices for major corporations and an attempt is being made for limited entertainment. Similar in feel to the New City region of Paris.


Ebisu Subtle but elegant area.

Ginza Said to be the "Fifth Avenue" of Tokyo, but rivaled by other districts in Tokyo. Many department stores.
Ginza Dori east side
Ginza Dori west side
Ginza Area
Ginza_Christmas at night

Gotanda Expensive residential area.
Gotanda train station area

Government Center Area Tokyo Government Center area

Harajuku Trendy young area something like a cross between New York's East Village and Soho.
Meiji_Dori south side
Meji_Dori north side
Harajuku - LocalArea
Takeshita_Dori north side
Takeshita Dori south side

Hiroo Very expensive residential community, in central Tokyo. Also the home of many Embassies.
Hiroo Dori west side of street
Hiroo Dori east side of street
Hiroo Dori looking south
Gaien Nishi Dori south side of street
Gaien Nishi Dori north side of street
Arisugawa Park
Arisugawa Park winter with snow

Ichigaya train station area / paid fishing

Imperial Palace
Imperial Palace
Imperial Palace more images


Naka Megro
Naka Megro train station area

Nakano station area at night

Rainbow Bridge
Rainbow Bridge Tokyo

Rooppongi Many bars and clubs. Somewhat rougher area and at night it is common to see various night trades.
South to Higashi

small street to Roppoingi Dori

Gaien Higashi north east

Gien Higashi north west

Gaien Hig south side

Gaien Higash south west

Gaien Higash south east

Imoarai Zaka west side of street

Imoarai Zaka looking south

Imoarai Zaka east side of street

north of small street to Higashi

Rooppongi Global City
Rooppongi Global City is the new urban renewal project built on land seized by the Tokyo Government by imminent domain and then provided to a private developer. Many other images available.

Shibuya Visual overload. Major shopping district for electronics, restaurants, entertainment and probably the largest crowds found anywhere. Shibuya and Shinjuku (see below) are featured in the movie "Lost in the Translation".

Bunkamura Dori north side

Bunkamura Dori south side

Center Gai Dori north side (night)

Center Gai Dori north side (day)

Center Gai Dori south side (night)

Center Gai Dori south (daytime)

Dosen Zaka north side of street

Dosen Zaka south side of street

Jingu Mae Dori - east side

Jingu Mae Dori - west side

Meiji Dori - east side of street

Meiji Dori - west side of street

Myamsu Zaka north side of st.

Myamsu Zaka south side

North Center Gai Dori - north

North Center Gai Dori - south

Shibuya train station area

Shibuya at night

Shibuya general area photos

Shinjuku Similar to Shibuya, though has even more department stores.

Shinjuku at night


Shinjuku aerial views at night

Ueno Known for its excellent museums and its world famous Ueno Park. Also has a small Chinatown area.

Ueno Park and area winter night

Parks Zoo

Yoyogi Known for its very large and well maintained park. Also has some facilities remaining from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Yoyogi Park

Akihabara The Electronics discount area of Tokyo, located in the northern part of the city.


Asakusa This area in the northern part of Tokyo is famous for its temples, shopping and entertainment district.

Bars Restaurants and food

Bicycle Parking Tickets

Communication Includes images of the Tokyo Tower, which was built in 1958 as a modern copy of the Eiffel Tower.

Construction Photo's

Countryside photo's

Crowds It is truly hard to belive just how many people live in Tokyo. Enormous daily crowds.

Enoshima beautiful island area near Kamakura, similar in fame to Isle St. Micheal in France. Also famous botanical garden is on the island.


Gardens Japanese or Zen gardens are world famous for their beauty and serenity. Please also see KYOTO, listed below for more photographs of gardens.

Ginza Area Photographs taken from the area around the Ginza district which is the ultra-fashionable area world famous for glamor and high prices.

Ginza East side of the street. A photograph of every building on the east side of the Ginza.

Ginza West side of the street. A photograph of every building on the west side of the Ginza.

Harkone Is a beautiful mountainous area about one hour south of Tokyo famous for its hot springs.

Hakone (more images)


Homeless Japanese

 Imperial Palace Images of the beautiful Imperial Palace and Park.

Kamakura Known world wide for the famous 7th Century Dabutsu or Bronze Buddha. Also temples, beaches, gardens and traditional buildings.

Kyoto Beautiful, old traditional city known for its magnificent "Zen" or Japanese gardens, temples, and traditional buildings.

Meguro, Hiro, Ibisu Wealthy residential districts in the central area of Tokyo.




1. Transportation Museum
2. National Museum
3. Broadcast Museum
4. Hiroshima Peace Museum
5. Sapporo Beer Museum
6. National Science Museum
7. Tokyo Edo Museum
8. Electric Industry Museum
9. Maritime Museum at Daiba
Over 2000 custom, non published, high quality and unique photographs covering the above are on file. Kindly email your specific needs and we will send you thumbnails of what is available, via email. Since these images were photographed on private property, we must obtain their permission prior to release.

Night Japan, primarily cities, at night.

Parks_zoo Ueno Park


Rain Japan has long been know for its romantic rains. Move over Paris!


Right Wing xenophobic groups have been growing in recent years and said by some to have connections with the underworld and also with leading political parties. If left un-checked, they will encumber Japans relations with its trading partners, particularly China and Korea.

Shibuya Shibuya is a fashionable area and is one of several main shopping districts in Tokyo. This sections contains city scenes, huge crowds, shopping districts, rain and more.

Shinjuku Another large shopping district in Tokyo, famous for its Enormous electronics and camera stores.

Skyline Mostly images of Tokyo. Contains a complete set of images creating a 360 degree panorama, shot from the top of Tokyo Tower. Also contains the Tokyo "Times Square" and other districts.

Technology Unique as well as common mechanical and technological things seen in Japan.

Temples Temples and traditional buildings. For additional temples, be sure also to see the Kamakura and the Kyoto section, listed above.

Traditional Traditional and common scenes from Japan.

Transportation Images of cars, trains, subway scenes, planes, boats, monorails. rickshaws and other things related to transportation.

Ueno Zoo

Vendors Images of street vendors, stores, open markets, vending machines and others.

Wedding Ceremony





Historic photographs of Japan. Click here to search through thousands of photographs of Japan from 1850 to 1938

For the index covering historic Japan, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Hiroshima Photo's and Films
August 6, 1945

Before | After | Today

Also: Critical Questions rarely considered: If Japan had an atomic bomb, would Japan have used it? more

Very unusual technical issues and misconceptions, rarely published, about the Bomb.

  • Prior to 1945

  • Just after Aug 6, 1945
  • Films from American Planes Aug6, 1945
  • Street by Street aerial gun sight photographs of Hiroshima Aug6-Aug12, 1945 (to be released).
  • Films and photo's released in 1957
  • Hiroshima Today
  • Critical Questions rarely considered: If Japan had it, would they have used it? more
  • Very unusual technical issues, rarely published, about the socalled A Bomb.
  • Many of these topics, including rare gun site footage and street by street scenes will be shown in Frank Didik's film, "The Rise of Japan"
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COMING SOON: historic, on-line database of Japanese names and people: A large number of early, 1900-1945, Japanese telephone directories, who's-who type directories, business directories, newspapers, magazines and books are being scanned and translated into English. In the near future, you will be able to type in any name and get a profile on the person. In some cases, the early address, phone number, profession and other information is available. Coverage includes all of Japan, Korea (Chosen), Manchuria, Taiwan (Formosa) and other areas. Presently, the database has about 45,000 names. This will be a subscription database available to our photo, news and academic clients. This will be of great interest for anyone doing a film or article on early Japan. Presently off-line but send an email for specific searches today! This database covers the war years.



Historic Japan

Collection and Description

PHOTOGRAPHS WANTED: For the historic record, you may wish to donate your historic photograph collection to us. From time to time, we also purchase historic collections of photographs and films covering Japan. We are particularly interested in 8mm and 16mm home movie films of early Japan up to the late 1960's. Also interested in armature and GI occupation photographs from any time period up to the late 1960's. Please send an email to: with information on what you have available for sale.


Admiral Perry's expedition brought a camera to Japan in 1853. Admiral Perry of the United States arrived with his warships in Japan in 1853 (after the US informed the Japanese, through the Dutch in 1852 that they would be arriving the next year). Between 1852 and 1853, before Admiral Perry's arrival in Japan, there had been many articles written in American and European newspapers speculating on what effect his arrival would have on potential trade with Japan. The London Times, most notable, wrote a major article on this topic in 1852. Admiral Perry's arrival was not unexpected, as is often mis-published. Admiral Perry's photographer took an estimated 100 photographs in Japan in 1853 and brought these photographs back to America. Sadly, in 1857, the Washington warehouse where the photographs were stored, burnt to the ground and the photographs are said to have been lost. However, before this historically tragic event occurred, etchings of Japan were made from the photographs and published in a special report to Congress in 1856 and 1857. It should be noted that at that time, a method of printing photographs in a book had still not been developed so that all photographs had to be published in etched format. It is this writers belief that it is possible that an original photograph of Admiral Perry's visit to Japan could still exist. Perhaps a member of the expeditions family has one or perhaps a photograph might have been given by Perry to the Japanese delegation. Please contact me if you have or know of the existance of such a photograph(s). It is also possible that earlier photographs exist either through the Dutch in Nagasaki or the Russians in Hokaido or perhaps some other group. Frank X. Didik 2004

This archive contains some of the etrchings made from the photographs and cover various day to day scenes in Japan. Quality of images: Excellent Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


Etchings covering various day to day scenes in Japan, primarily Tokyo, Yokohama and the surrounding area. These etchings were much copied by others in the 1870's and 1880's. Quality of images: Very Good. Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


Etchings and drawings covering various day to day scenes in Japan.
Quality of images: Very Good. Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


Over 275 photographs of Japan covering all aspects of day to day life, architecture, police, industry, farming, trains, boats, bridges, transportation, craftsmen, ports and cities. Covers Tokyo (Edo, Yedo, Tokio), Yokohama, Nagasaki, Hakone and other regions throughout the country. Quality of images: Medium Click here to see thumbnails of these images.



CHINA: For the most part, the historic archive covers Japan, however, we do have a substantial number of photographs on file covering other countries in Asia. This section shows about 100 photographs of all areas of China including rather grisly photographs of prisoners before and after being beheaded. Quality of images: Medium Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


Over 200 photographs of Japan, including many posed images also covering most aspects of Japanese life, customs, festivals as well as cities. Included in this collection are several rare photographs showing Yokohama after a snow storm. Also includes excellent interior photographs showing a private view of middle class Japanese home life. Photographed by an American author/traveler. Quality of images: Medium Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


A small archive of 13 photographs of Japan, including posed images and day to day life. Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


Small collection including both etchings as well as photographs shot in Tokyo and other regions.
Quality of images: Medium Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


A small but interesting collection of photographs shot by a German traveler. Of particular interest are the images covering the Ainus in Hokkaido, a beautiful scene of Nagasaki, public and private bath houses, and a private women's party. Quality of images: Medium Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


IN COLOR. This collection includes 48 photographs including 17 in full color. These could possibly be the first color photographs ever produced in Japan. Incudes women, workers, city images, nudes at a public bath and other images.Quality of images: good Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


The AINU. A fascinating and rare archive of 50 photographs showing the Ainu, who were the indigenous people of Japan. In this case, the photographs were shot by the renown Rev. John Batchelor who chronicled the Ainu and was considered the foremost authority and researcher of their culture. Quality of images: Good Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


Industrialized and upper class Japan. This collection includes about 85 photographs covering various institutions, shipping and architecture in Japan with an emphasis on the better sections of the country.Quality of images: Medium Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


This collection includes about 100 photograph of Japan covering all sections of the country. It also includes a single color photograph of two women during spring time. Quality of images: Medium Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


A very interesting archive of 25 photographs of day to day life in Japan, including images of Yokohama, Tokyo, Asakusa and other areas. Quality of images: Medium Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


War and industry. This collection comprises of over 250 photographs covering Japanese industry and the various battles of the Japanese - Russian war in which Japan won an astounding victory. Quality of images: Poor Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


1870 - 1905 a small collection of about 30 photographs starting in the early 1870's and ending with images taken during the Russo-Japan war in 1905 Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


A small collection of photographs of Japan including beautiful Nagasaki Bay, the Great Daibutsu in Kamakura, statistical information and other photographs. Quality of images: Poor Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


The most beautiful women in all of Japan. This collection of over 300 photographs are of Japanese women of good family collected by the Jiji shimpo in cooperation with local newspapers to compete in an International beauty contest started by the Chicago Tribune. For a brief period of time, this contest was the talk of Japan especially the upper classes.Quality of images: Medium Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


Of particular interest. This is a collection of almost 200 photographs covering all aspects of day to day life in Japan before the first world war. It incudes fascinating street scenes in Tokyo, including various market places such as Asakusa, Yokohama, people at work and play, a leper and many other very interesting, historic images. Quality of images: Medium Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


China: Four photographs shot in China showing day to day life. Quality of images: Medium Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


A small archive of 11 photographs of Japan, including posed images and day to day life. Quality of images: Medium Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


An interesting archive of 31 photographs covering Japan, including inside Keio University (first private university in Japan), day to day life in the cities and countryside, fishing villages, inside the home and city street scenes. Quality of images: Medium Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


An archive of 30 photographs covering Japan, including many photographs of women, including bathing scenes as well as day to day life in the cities and countryside. Quality of images: Good Click here to see thumbnails of these images.

Recent History: Years leading up to, during and after world war 2

1929 - 1933

This is an interesting archive of about 100 photographs from Japan covering the key transitional years from limited democratic control to primarily military control.  Includes photographs of day to day life in Tokyo, early television studio, Manchuria, Japanese military mobalizing, invasion of Manchuria and a very rare photograph alleging to show the sabatage on the Marco Polo Bridge in China, which some say let to the first shots of World War 2. Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


 A small, though fascinating collection of photographs showing Japan just before the start of World War 2 Click here to see thumbnails of these images.

1942 - 1945

 A collection of photographs showing the war years mostly from the Japanese perspective. Click here to see thumbnails of these images.

August and September

 This is a rare and fascinating collection of photographs showing the first days of occupation of Tokyo by the Americans, as well as the destruction of certain areas of Tokyo. The photographs, shot by Japanese photographers, shows the interaction of American's and Japans in the first few days of occupation. It is interesting how quickly good feelings seems to have returned between the two groups. Also shows a baseball game between Japanese players and Americans ... just two months after the war. Other interesting photographs includes GI's playing with Japanese children in the park. Though a few isolated outrages did occur, the contrast of the American occupation of Japan is striking when compared with the Japanese occupation of China, the Phillipines and other areas. From all accounts, the Japanese were shocked by the good behavier shown by the Americans. Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


Japan1945aug_septB Other images Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


A collection of about 75 photographs showing Tokyo quickly rebuilding. U.S. occupation ended the following year (1952), though a limited number of American troops continue to be stationed on Japan to this day (2004). Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


 A collection of about 50 photographs of Japan from 1953 Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


An interesting collection of about 50 photographs of Japan from 1955 which includes several color images. Shows the interaction of Americans and Japanese and also shows the seedier element of society. Click here to see thumbnails of these images.


 A collection of about 60 photographs showing all of Japan in 1956 Click here to see thumbnails of these images.

PHOTOGRAPHS WANTED: For the historic record, you may wish to donate your historic photograph collection to us. From time to time, we also purchase historic collections of photographs and films covering Japan. We are particularly interested in 8mm and 16mm home movie films of early Japan up to the late 1960's. Also interested in armature and GI occupation photographs from any time period up to the late 1960's. Please send an email to: with information on what you have available for sale.

Japan Stock Video Footage Database
Available 24/7



  • Tokyo much footage throughout Tokyo

  • Daytime
  • Night time
  • Tokyo in the Rain (Shibuya)
  • Snowing in Tokyo
  • Summer and Winter
  • Yokohama
  • Ueno
  • Hiya
  • Roopongi
  • Chinatown
  • Fish Market
  • Rainbow Bridge
  • Traffic Jams
  • Shopping in winter
  • Shopping at night
  • Night life
  • Holiday decorations
  • festivals
  • Events
  • Formal Parties
  • Ginza in the daytime
  • Bullet Trains
  • Inside subway cars
  • Soccer Demonstrations
  • Inside subway cars
  • Train Stations
  • Young people in central Tokyo (Shibuya)
  • Ebis Garden Place and surrounding area
  • Megero
  • Hiroo
  • Ropoongi
  • Kyoto
  • Temples
  • Modern Hiroshima
  • Endoshima
  • Hakone

Please send an email for details and a complete film clip list covering Japan.



Early footage is available on several different topics

  We are in the process of transferring almost 700 hours of 16mm newsreels covering Japan from 1921 to 1944. This footage was shot in Japan and is in Japanese. Translations can be made available. This incredibly interesting archive covers all aspects of Japanese culture, politics, strife during the military period. It should be of great interest to all documentary makers, tv stations, feature film researchers, producers of feature films, scholars and others. Contact us regarding this treasure trove of historic Japanese news reels.

  • 1890 Japanese acrobats

  • 1898 Launching of a Japanese war ship
  • 1905 various films, amounting to about 3 hours of footage, transferred to video showing the negotiations between the Japanese and Russians in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, which resulted in the treaty of Portsmouth. This treaty solidified Japanese rule in Korea, portions of China, Manchuria, Formosa (Taiwan) and other regions. Further, it gave Japan rights over the very extensive Russian railroad system in China and almost absolute trade rights to all of these regions. Perhaps the biggest gain to Japan was that after this treaty, Japan felt comfortable enough to declare the Island of Hokaido as a part of Japan. Prior to 1867, there were very few Japanese on this island, which was populated primarily by the Ainu, who themselves at one time, controlled all of the four main Japanese islands. In addition, Hokaido had numerous Russian fishing villages. Many other issues were and problems were created by this treaty and one can perhaps argue that they were resolved in the end with World War 2.

A total of 12 pre-1907 films covering Japan is available for film producers. Please send an email for details.A total of 12 pre-1907 films covering Japan is available for film producers. Please send an email for details.

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THE LAND Geography - Coastline - Mountains - Volcanoes - Earthquakes - Rivers - Lakes CLIMATE Pacific Coast Region - Central Highlands - Inland Sea Region - Japan Sea Region - Northern and Southern Regions - Plum Rains - Typhoons - When To Go - Climatic Charts WHAT TO TAKE Clothing Check List - Shoes - Traveling Kit - Toiletries - First Aid Kit - Contraceptives
HISTORY Archaeological Finds - Myths - Yamato Period - Nara Period - Heian Period - Kamakura Period - Muromachi Period - Azuchi-Momoyama Period - Edo Period - Meiji Restoration - Taisho Period - Showa Era GOVERNMENT Political Parties - Modern History ECONOMY The "Economic Miracle" - After WWII - Economic Rebirth - The Japanese Way - The Unseen Economy
THE PEOPLE Physical Characteristics - Preconceived Notions - Social Characteristics - Social Attitudes - How the Japanese See Themselves - Love, Marriage and Role Models - Sex - Minorities, Misfits and Counter Cultures - Forever Gaijin RELIGION Shinto - Confucian Concepts - Buddhism - Zen - Christianity - New Religions - Information
ARTS AND CRAFTS Introduction - Fine Arts - Chronology of Arts - Painting - Ukiyo-e - Handicrafts - Pottery and Ceramics - Shippo yaki - Damascene - Lacquerware - Mingeihin (Folkcraft) - Museums and Art Galleries CULTURAL ARTS AND PURSUITS Not; - Kyogen - Kabuki - Bunraku - Ikebana Chanoyu - Bonsai and Bonkei - Gardens SPORTS AND MARTIAL ARTS Sumo - Kendo - Karate - Aikido - Judo - Tennis - Baseball - Skiing - Swimming - Fishing FESTIVALS AND EVENTS Introduction - National Holidays - Calendar of Events GETTING THERE Information - Fares - Suggestions - Japanese Airports - By Sea
VISAS AND OFFICIALDOM Temporary Landing Visas - Required Visas - Reciprocal Visa Exemptions - Extensions - Visa Status - Length- of Stay - Leaving and Reentering - Alien Registration Cards (ARC) - Working in Japan - Japanese Consulates Abroad GETTING AROUND Domestic-Air Service - Sample Air Fares - Railways - Sample Railway Fares - Major Rail Lines - Special Fares - Ferries - Ferry Travel - Sample Ferry Fares - Buses - Taxis - Automobiles Motorcycles - Hitchhiking - Cycling - Major Highways - Travel Agents DISTRICTS AND PREFECTURES OF JAPAN Area Maps ACCOMMODATION Western Hotels - Ryokan - Minshuku - Youth Hostels - Business Hotels - National Vacation Villages - Peoples Lodges - Shukubo (Temple Lodgings) - Communes - Sauna Baths - Camping - Cycling Inns - Love Hotels - Pensions - Long Term Housing FOOD AND DRINK Helpful. Hints - Noodle Slurping - Where to Eat - Japanese Eateries - Chain Restaurants - Sushi ya - Street Vendors - What To Eat - Standards and Cliches - Tea and Soft drinks - Dining Japanese Style - Alcoholic Beverages - Sake - Tobacco - Drugs - Sample Food List and Ingredients HEALTH Health Care - Self Help - Tips - Alternative Health Care - Chinese Medicine - Common Drugs and Potions - Food and Drink FACTS FIGURES AND PRACTICALITIES Information Services - JNTO - TIC - Money and Finances - Currency Exchange - Traveler's Checks - Foreign Exchange Banks - Japanese Money - Credit Cards - Communications - Print Media - Special Publications - Bookstores - Telephone - Directories - International Calls - Telegrams - Post Office - Postal Rates - Receiving Mail - Electricity, Weights and Measures - Time Zones - Distance, Weight and Temperature Conversion Charts - Toilets - Shopping Hints - Bargains - Customs - Tax Free Shops - Discount Stores - Shopping Arcades - Cameras and Film - Electronic Gizmos - Watches and Calculators - Housing - Babysitters - Lost and Found - For the Businessperson - Major Diplomatic Delegations - Etiquette and Conduct - Japanese Bath (ofuro] - Tatami matting - General Do's and Don'ts - Theft TRAVEL TOKYO Getting There - Narita and Haneda Airports - Getting Around - Tokyo Information - Main Areas - Marunouchi - Yurakucho - Ginza - Shinjuku Yotsuya - Ikebukero - Harajuku - Shibuya - Roppongi - Akasaka - Ueno - Asakusa - Akihabara - Festivals and Events - Accomfffodations - Food - Shopping - Cultural and Aesthetic Events - Guides and Interpreters - For the Businessperson KANTO DISTRICT Keynote - Introduction - Getting There - Tokyo Vicinity - Narita City - Kawasaki - Yokohama - Kamakura - Miura-Hanto Peninsula Nikko - Chuzenji - Mashiko
FUJI-HAKONE-IZU Introduction - Hakone Area - Mt. Fuji - Fuji Five Lakes - Izu Peninsula - Seven Isles of Izu - Ogasawara Islands TOHOKU DISTRICT Introduction - Traveling in Tohoku - Fukushima Prefecture - Ura Bandai - Miyagi Prefecture - Sendai - Matsushima - Oku Matsushima Iwate Prefecture - Miyako - Morioka - Hachimantai - Aomori Prefecture - Aomori City - Lake Towada - Hirosaki - Akita Prefecture - Yamagata Prefecture CHUBU DISTRICT Introduction - Tokai Region - Nagoya - Inuyama - Meiji Mura - The Central Highlands - Gifu - Takayama - Matsumoto - Kamikochi - Nagano - Karuizawa - Hokuriku Region - Niigata - Sado Island - Toyama - Kanazawa - Noto Peninsula KINKI DISTRICT Introduction - Kyoto - Lake Biwa - Uji - Hozu Rapids - Amanohashidate - Nara - Horyuji - Osaka - Kobe - Arima - Himeji - Kii Peninsula - Yoshino - Mt. Koya - Wakayama - Wakanoura - Ise - Grand Shrines - Toba - Futami CHUGOKU DISTRICT Introduction - San Yo Region - Okayama - Bizen - Kasaoka - Kurashiki - Hiroshima Prefecture - Hiroshima - Miyajima (Itsukushima) - Yamaguchi Prefecture - Yamaguchi City - Ogori - Tsuwano - Shimonoseki - Kampu Ferry to Korea - Hagi - San In Region - Matsue - Izumo - Yonago - Mt. Daisen - Oki Islands THE INLAND SEA Introduction - Getting There - The Sea - Climate - Places of interest KYUSHU Introduction - Fukuoka Prefecture - Kita Kyushu - Fukuoka - Saga Prefecture - Karatsu - Iki and Tsushima Islands - Saga - Imari - Arita - Nagasaki Prefecture - Nagasaki - Unzen Amakusa National Park - Unzen - Oita Prefecture - Beppu - Oita - Seki Butsu - Miyazaki Prefecture - Headinc, South - Miyazaki - Nichinan Coast National Park - Cape Toi - Kumamoto Prefecture - Kumamoto - Mt. Aso - Kagoshima Prefecture - Kagoshima - Sakurajima - Osumi Peninsula - Southern Islands - Kirishima Yaku National Park - Ebino - Mt. Takachiho SHIKOKU Introduction - Kagawa Prefecture - Takamatsu - Megashima Island - Tadotsu - Zentsuji - Kotohira - Ehime Prefecture - Matsuyama - Dogo Onsen Fukuoka's Farm - Uwajima Bay - Uwajima - Yoshida - The South Coast - Sukumo - Kochi - Nakamura - Katsurahama - Muroto Peninsula - Tokushima Prefecture - Tokushima - Naruto - Anabuki - Mt. Tsurugi HOKKAIDO Introduction - South of Sapporo - Hakodate - Onuma - Shikotsu Toya National Park - Lake Toya - Noboribetsu - Shiraoi - Lake Shikotsu Sapporo - Daisetsuzan National Park - Nukabira - Mitsumata - Sounkyo Gorge Heading East - Akan National Park - Hombetsu - Kushiro - Akan Kibbutz - Lake Mashu - Lake Kucharo - Lake Akan - Abashiri - Shiretoko Peninsula - Along the Sea of Okhotsk - Mombetsu - North to Wakkanai - Wakkanai - Rebun and Rishiri Islands OKINAWA DISTRICT Introduction - Naha - Shuri - Okinawa Island - Nanbu - Itoman - Gyakusendo Caves - Heading North on Okinawa Island - Okinawa City (Koza) -- Kadena AFB - Moon Beach - Along the West Coast - Nago - Hedo Point - Motobu Peninsula - le Jima - The Southwest Islands - Miyako - Ishigaki - Iriomote APPENDIX The Japanese Language - Tips - Pronunciation Key- Basic Grammar - Numbers - Useful Phrases - Getting Acquainted - Politeness - Question Words - Telling Time - Months - Weeks - Days - Seasons - Directions - Transportation - Helpful Transport Phrases - Trekking - Hitchhiking - Accommodations - Youth Hostels - Post Office - Restaurants and Food - Shopping - Emergency - Basic Vocabulary    Written Language Hiragana - Katakana
Coming soon: over 75,000 historic, never published, images of Japan photographed prior to 1950