Loïc Lagarde

Travel Photographer

Welcome to my website, I’m Loïc Lagarde, French Photographer and Traveler and based in Paris. You will see here my work as photographer, my travels all around the world from the past 15 years and also the info you would need to know about me.

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Tokyo

Chūbu and the Japanese Alps   Chubu is the region of Central Japan between Tokyo area and Kansai (Osaka area). This region is the largest part of Honshū and this is where there is the Japanese Alps. There are many iconic spots to visit and shoot in this part of...

Himeji

I have visited Himeji Castle in Spring, Summer and Autumn. The most beautiful time to visit in my opinion is Spring during Cherry Blossom and Autumn during Koyo season. Himeji Castle is very easy accessible with Shinkansen from Osaka to Okayama (30 minutes from...

Miyajima

What is Miyajima? Miyajima, also called Itsukushima, is an island close to Hiroshima famous for its shrine, UNESCO World Heritage, and its famous Floating Gate (Torii). It is considered to be one of the most iconic scenery in Japan and one of "Three views of...

Sri Lanka

My journey in Sri Lanka in February 2018 wasn't about getting only to the most touristy area but exploring places that are not yet popular Here was my 10 days itinerary organized by Sri Lanka Tourism Board  Part 1: Colombo The biggest city in Sri Lanka...

Hashima

Do you remember the lost island with a city in ruins in Sky Fall (James Bond)? I visited it… You can find this place off the coast of Nagasaki in Kyushu. It was a self-sufficient town built in an island by Mitsubishi for its employees to run coal mines during...

Chūbu

Chūbu and the Japanese Alps   Chubu is the region of Central Japan between Tokyo area and Kansai (Osaka area). This region is the largest part of Honshū and this is where there is the Japanese Alps. There are many iconic spots to visit and shoot in this part of...

Momiji in Nikko

General information about Nikko   Nikko is approximately 2h00 North from Tokyo. This is then possible to go there as a day trip from Tokyo but I would recommend to stay overnight to enjoy the atmosphere of this little city in the mountain without the crowd. When...

Hokkaido in Winter

Hokkaido and the legend of the best snow in the world   I've always been fascinated by Hokkaido, the Northern Island of Japan. Indeed, I heard that the snow was unique: more smooth, softer and lighter than anywhere else in the World. As a skier and snowboard, I...

4 seasons to visit Japan

4 seasons in Japan to make the best photos This article is a brief summary of what to do and shoot during the different seasons in Japan. I will make comprehensive articles for each season.Spring - Pink Japan The most famous period to visit Japan but beware of the...

My secret Wakayama

Wakayama City Wakayama city is the capital city of Wakayama prefecture in Kansai Region. This is a quite small city with less than 400,000 people (if you compare to Osaka) but very spread out with a lot of seasides. #mysecret #wakayamaWakayama is just one hour from...

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