Photographing Planes at Kansai International Airport

In the next of my series of posts about photographing planes, I will be focussing on Kansai International Airport (KIX, 関西国際空港) also known as Kansai Airport (関西空港) or Kanku (関空) . I visited the airport during my busy fieldwork trip to Japan, holding research interviews at the airport. The airport is on a man-made island…

Photographing Planes at Nagasaki Airport

In the next of my series of posts about photographing planes, I will be focussing on Nagasaki Airport (長崎空港) . I visited the airport during my busy fieldwork trip to Japan, holding research interviews in the city. The airport is on a man-made island in Omura Bay and so some distance from Nagasaki city itself,…

Photographing Planes at Kobe Airport

In the next of my series of posts about photographing planes, I will be focussing on Kope Airport (神戸空港) . I visited the airport during my busy fieldwork trip to Japan, holding research interviews there before then taking a flight from Ibaraki. The airport is connected to central Kobe (Sannomiya Station) by an extension of the…

Photographing Planes at Ibaraki Airport and Hyakuri Air Base

In the next of my series of posts about photographing planes, I will be focussing on Ibaraki Airport (茨城空港) and the adjoining Hyakuri Air Base (百里基地). I visited the airport during my busy fieldwork trip to Japan, holding research interviews there before then taking a flight to Kobe. As I was going to the airport…

Photographing Planes at New Chitose Airport

In the next of my series of posts about photographing planes, I will be focussing on New Chitose Airport (新千歳空港), often just referred to as Chitose Airport (千歳空港), but that can lead to confusion with the adjoining Chitose Air Base (千歳基地). Although I have been to this airport a few times, in terms of photography,…

Photographing Planes at Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport

In the next of my series of posts about photographing planes, I will be focussing on Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport (富士山静岡空港), also known as Shizuoka Airport (静岡空港). Having started photographing planes in 2011, as I discussed in my first post in the series, the visit to Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport was the first time I…

Researching Japan – My busiest trip

I have been visiting Japan since 1989, going there at least once in all but two years since my first visit. To date (May 2020), there have been 45 trips and the majority of these have been for research. As well as keeping notes from the observations and interviews and taking photos during these trips,…

Contents Tourism – Akime

In the next of my posts on contents tourism (if you don’t know what contents tourism is, please see my post about Tanigawa and Ichi-no-kurasawa), I will be focussing on the tiny village of Akime. As I wrote in my ‘postcard’ on the International Journal of Contents Tourism site… If you have seen the James…

Contents Tourism – Star Wars Planes

As it is May 4th today, and an opportunity to discuss Star Wars (May The Fourth Be With You – May the Force be with You), in the next of my posts on contents tourism (if you don’t know what contents tourism is, please see my post about Tanigawa and Ichi-no-kurasawa), I will be focussing…

JAL and ANA Sky Museums

Further to my post about the JAL Safety Promotion Center, I’m writing about JAL’s Factory Tour and Sky Museum (which is located in the same building as the Safety Promotion Center) and will also add on the ANA Sky Museum and their Safety Education Center. JAL Let’s start with the visit to JAL. As with…

Photographing Planes at Narita Airport

Having written post about taking photos at and near Haneda Airport and near Narita Airport, this time I’ll write about taking photos at Narita Airport. Access is obviously straight forward, so I won’t discuss that in detail. There are now 3 terminals at Narita Terminal. Terminal 3 is for LCCs and is a bit of…

Photographing Planes near Narita Airport

Having written post about taking photos at and near Haneda Airport, this time I’ll write about taking photos near Narita Airport, the other major airport in the Tokyo area. For getting to these sites (particularly if you’re trying to do them all in one day), you will almost certainly need to hire a car –…