One thing that surprised me about Japan is how frequently I encountered places that were not very photographer friendly.
Japan is camera crazy, they basically own the modern photographic industry, and the number of people you see walking around with cameras (not just phones) there is way beyond anything you’d see in Canada.
But there are so many places that forbid photography, sometimes understandably, like in Buddhist temples, but other times it left me scratching my head.
More often though, the problem is that places just open too late, and close way to early, leaving you stuck with mid-day light. Perhaps I will just have to visit again when the days are shorter.