Near the Tokyo Tower there is a cool temple called Zojo-Ji. It was the first temple I have ever visited. Outside in the gardens you can find some very nice views. In the background you can see the cherry blossoms in bloom! Tokyo is a wonderful place…wish I had lots more time to explore it!
Info from the web: With hundreds of statues and an elaborate golden alter, Zojoji Temple is dedicated to Jizo, the patron saint of travellers and departed children. The building is a 1974 reconstruction, the original was destroyed in the air raids of May 1945. In the garden look out for the two trees – one planted in 1879 by General Grant the 18th President of America, and the other, in 1982 by George Bush. The temple is set in attractive gardens surrounded by Shiba Koen (park). It offers some great photo opportunities with the traditional Zojoji temple in the foreground and the modern Tokyo Tower in the background.
Talke Photography Settings:
- Camera: Nikon D300
- Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
- Setting: Aperture Mode
- Focal Length: 12.0mm
- ISO: 200
- Exposure: HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
- Aperture: f/22.0
- Gear: Tripod, Cable Release
- Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza