This gallery contains some more images from the first 5 prefectures we visited, from Namahages to Yoko Ono’s Peace tree.

Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata, Fukushima & Tochigi

More pictures from Prefectures 6 to 10 including British castles, Shinto Shrines and the odd offering to Buddah.

Ibaragi, Chiba, Tokyo, Saitama & Gunma

Prefectures 11 to 15 introduced us to Darumas, art towers and the crazy Akiharbara in Tokyo

Nagano, Yamanashi, Kanagawa, Shizuoka & Aichi

We saw the famous Snow monkeys in Nagano and the Science centre in Aichi, here are Prefectures 16 to 20.

Gifu, Mie, Nara, Wakayama & Osaka

From 75 year old divers in Mie, rambunctious deer in Nara to Molten bronze in Osaka, heres the pictures from prefectures 21 to 25.

Kobe, Okayama, Kagawa, Tokushima & Kochi

Prefectures 26 to 30 included big red pumpkins and big red wheels.

Ehime, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Saga & Nagasaki

From Sumo to stopped watches and Yayoi period huts to Meji restored banks, here’s Prefectures 31 to 35

Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Okinawa, Miyazaki & Oita

Prefectures 36 to 40 were jam-packed with nature, from the worlds largest fish in Okinawa to the mysterious tree spirits in Kagoshima.

Yamaguchi, Shimane, Tottori, Kyoto, Shiga, Fukui & Ishikawa

Our final 7 Prefectures were filled with history in Kyoto, amazing kids in Fukui and Breathtaking coastlines in Shiga. Here’s Prefectures 41 to 47.


  1. Linnea
    April 21, 2012

    Hi I love the photos you’ve taken and the initiative of the trip. You’re a very talented photographer! I was wondering what camera and lens you usually use? :)

    • Katy & Jamie
      April 22, 2012

      Hi there, Katy uses a Canon 5D with a 24-105mm L series lens. If you’re feeling generous, she’s after a new one!

  2. Michelle C
    June 7, 2012

    Gorgeous photos! i love Japan. Going will be one of my goals. I’d love to see a documentary about a trip like this. I only know about a few of the major prefectures there.

    Were you able to go to any of the islands?

  3. Anne Marie C
    July 26, 2012

    That looks like a great trip – well done!! I myself did a work placement in Japan in 2008 and am eager to return as I felt it was too short (I had to return to college). I still got a good bit of travel in, in my spare time, and would like to return to either do some more travel or mix work and travel. I`m not intimidated or put off by the reports by certain sectors of the media and I do agree that most of Japan is getting on with their lives (as shown by my friends on Facebook and elsewhere). There`s a reason after all that it`s one of the top 5 safest countries in the world.

    Once again, well done.


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