Weekend Photo Theme is a weekly photography article where Dale or Franca choose a theme, select 5 pictures to sum that theme up & tie them together with their interests of Architecture, Art, Design & Travel.

After reading that Utsunomiya is the Japanese home of Jazz music and us being slight fans of the genre, we decided that dropping by for a couple of days to sit in smokey clubs listening to classic songs from the Jazz songbook was exactly what these two travellers needed.

Unfortunately, there was no jazz to be heard during those few days as the season had already come and gone when all of the bars would be open and playing classic tunes all night long. Fortunately for us, we had a lovely Couchsurfinghost who took care of us and showed us just a little of the great food on offer in the city.

Here’s a brief glimpse of Utsunomiya.

Franca outside a temple - Weekend Photo Theme - Utsunomiya
Statue of a horse - Weekend Photo Theme - Utsunomiya
A boarded up shop - Weekend Photo Theme - Utsunomiya
A colourful drainage cover - Weekend Photo Theme - Utsunomiya
A bowl of udon noodles - Weekend Photo Theme - Utsunomiya

Have you been to Utsunomiya?