Sushi, Shrines, Shinkansen, and so much more…in Japan

Japan surpassed my expectations in so many ways and I had a wonderful time exploring Tokyo and Kyoto for a few days. I would love to go back one day and visit some of the smaller towns, islands, cherry blossom, Fuji-san, and all that it has to offer. Japan is modern yet does an incredible job in preserving their culture, language, and history. Tokyo is a hustling and bustling city with over 30 million people in Greater Tokyo. Kyoto is like stepping back into 1800s as you step inside some of the temples, shrines, and castles. Feel free to leave comments about the pictures and ask any questions since I have narrowed down from hundreds of pictures to just a few.

9 thoughts on “Sushi, Shrines, Shinkansen, and so much more…in Japan

  1. Reblogged this on Japan Reblogged and commented:
    I love your photos because some of them are quite ‘ordinary’ not just ‘sight-seeing scene’. Among them, I, as one Japanese, think the two old citizens walking is a snapshot of Japan today. Thank you for sharing your nice photos.

    • Thank you so much for the wonderful comments, FotoMasa. I absolutely loved the Japanese people and Japan and cannot wait to visit again in the near future! I just updated some of the pictures to include another picture of the couple that you loved…I was so lucky to see and capture that moment on our last day in Tokyo!

    • Thanks so much, Imjapan! This means a lot coming from someone with such a great blog about all things Japan πŸ™‚ I wish I had known your blog but glad to have come across it now so I can reference it next time I go to Japan!

      • Thank you so much for your kind words! You have so many fabulous pictures on your blog, I really enjoyed looking through it. I am following it now and look forward to seeing more posts from you.

  2. Beautiful pictures! I wonder when you took them, because the Maiko (Girl training to be Geisha) you had taken a picture of looks like Maiko Koyoshi-san, but this would have to be taken about a year ago if it is her because she literally just now debuted as a Geiko! (Kyoto Geisha) as of October 25th~ If that’s not the case, I would really like to know who she is, so I’ll have to look it up XD

    • Thanks for the comment, moushifj! I took pictures of the Maiko on August 15th, 2013 in Kyoto at the Gion Corner. She was beautiful and did such an elegant and great performance. I hope that helps, let me know if you need more information and I can try to dig up the pamphlet from the show.

  3. Stunning selection of photos, I really love these πŸ™‚ I’m so jealous you got to go to Kyoto too. I can’t wait to head back and check it out for myself!

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