Brad Templeton's Panoramic Photography
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Here are the Panoramas from my Japan Photo Essay. We went to Japan for the 2001 Leonid Meteor Storm.

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Ginza's main corner

This is the ur-corner of Ginza-5-chome, perhaps the most famous intersection in Japan. This day they closed off one of the main streets so I was able to take this panorama from the middle of one street on the edge. It was handheld, and as such as people moved from frame to frame, they blur.

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The Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-Ji, in panorama at fall. Many other shots can be found on the Kyoto page.

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Inside the original Tsukiji Fish Market

A handheld 360 degree shot taken inside the Tsukiji Fish Market. This shot was later in the day as people were packing up. I don't think it would be possible to find a corner where you could stand still long enough to shoot a panorama when the market is in full swing.

Note that you will find people who moved oddly pasted together in this panorama.

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Hameji Castle

This is a view of Himeji Castle, considered the finest remaining castle in Japan, from its large courtyard.

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View from Hameji Castle

This is the view from the top of the castle, inland. (The courtyard above was into the sun.) Trees in full fall colour.

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Shrine of Myajima, near Hiroshima

This view shows the fabulous shrine at Miyajima, south of Hiroshima, with the floating Torii and the shrine on stilts. The 5-storey pagoda and the 'burbs of Hiroshima are also visible.

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Tokyo Tower 360 view

A 360 degree panorama of all of Tokyo taken from the upper deck of the Tokyo Tower.

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Kraku-en Garden, Okayama

This is the Koraku-en garden, in Okayama. Considered one of the 3 finest gardens of Japan. 3 workers rake the lake in the early morning.