Two Weeks in Japan

Two Weeks in Japan

In November 2012, I presented a paper on the uses of consumer RGB-D devices such as the Microsoft Kinect for computer vision research at the Advances in Depth Image Analysis and Applications - WDIA 2012 conference in Tsukuba, Japan… and then took the opportunity to travel around the country for a couple of extra weeks.

It was a great experience - Japan is a beautiful, unique place. Some of my favorite photos from the trip follow.

A wedding in Tokyo
A wedding in Tokyo
Nikko
Nikko
Tokyo
Tokyo
Jigokudani Monkey Park
Jigokudani Monkey Park
Jigokudani Monkey Park
Jigokudani Monkey Park
Shibu Onsen
Shibu Onsen
Hiroshima
Hiroshima

Hiroshima is the birthplace of Okonomiyaki, the “Japanese savory pancake containing a variety of ingredients”. Okonomiyaki are absolutely delicious. A great place to try Okonomiyaki is Okonomimura:

Getting Okonomiyaki in Okonomimura in Hiroshima
Getting Okonomiyaki in Okonomimura in Hiroshima

Okonomimura is a whole multi-story building dedicated to Okonomiyaki! Inside are many small stalls (like the one shown above), ready to make delicious okonomiyaki right in front of you. When it’s done, the chef will chop it up for you and then slide it a little closer to you. A wonderful, delicious experience.

Kyoto
Kyoto
Kyoto
Kyoto
Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto
Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto
Kyoto Imperial Palace
Kyoto Imperial Palace
Funicular to Koyasan
Funicular to Koyasan
Koyasan
Koyasan
Koyasan
Koyasan
Koyasan
Koyasan
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Krystof is an engineer, adventurer, and all-around good guy. He is currently based in Los Angeles, California.

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