• Luna Florencia

    A travel and photography blog by Alyce Broom
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    Yokohama, Japan


More Kyoto photos… These were taken at the Yasaka Shrine, situated at the east end of Shijō-dōri in the Gion District.

Kyoto, Japan

Golden Pavilion

Another highlight of Kyoto is Kinkaku-ji, or in English “the Golden Pavilion”. The top two floors of this beautiful Zen temple are completely covered in gold leaf, and the structure is built overlooking a large pond. The temple’s gardens hold a few other spots of interest including Anmintaku Pond that is said to never dry … Continue reading

Kyoto, Japan

National Treasure

Kyoto continued… Easily one of the most popular tourist spots in Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera is a designated national treasure and a fixture in the minds of Japanese people. The historic temple, that was established in 778, is an enchanting glimpse into the Japanese culture of past and present. The street leading to the temple even makes you … Continue reading

Kyoto, Japan

5000 Gates

Finally catching up on photos from Kyoto I should have posted months ago… First stop – Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine This shrine, which is situated at the bottom of Mount Inari, is famous for the (seemingly endless) 5000 orange torii gates that follow the trails leading from the main building into the woods and up the mountain. 

Hokuto, Japan

In the Golden Afternoon

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon in summer than wandering through sunflower fields, somewhere in the countryside of Japan.  

Yokohama, Japan


Hello world! It’s been a while so I thought I’d come back with a bang – literally! If there’s one thing I’ve learnt, and love, about Japan is that there’s always something to look forward to in every season; the vibrant colours of the autumn leaves, the illuminations during winter, the short but oh-so-sweet cherry … Continue reading

Mt Oyama, Japan

The Climb

As I’ve stated in an earlier post, I’m more inclined to visit a place if I believe it’ll make a great photo. Should that place happen to be on top of a mountain only accessible by foot, I will still go. Since I was young I’ve had a habit of climbing things, big or small, … Continue reading



Dear Japan, Thank you for granting me a working visa last week – it looks like I’m here for another year. As of next Wednesday I’ll have been living Japan for 18 months (where did that time go?) and while my Japanese is still terribly poor, I’ve changed a lot. I’ve learnt how to deal … Continue reading


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