Japan 2017

In June, one of my best friends and I went to Japan together. Nicky and I primarily stayed in Tokyo Province, going to Chofu to visit his family early on in the trip. A lot of people, including myself, think of Tokyo as a city, but it's actually a whole province containing smaller cities (including the city of Tokyo, which is mostly government buildings.

We stayed in an adorable baby pink hotel in Shinjuku, only about a 10 minute walk from Shinjuku Station. While we were only there for a week, it definitely felt like at least two because we did so much and covered to much ground. We walked roughly 8 miles and were out-and-about for 8—10 hours each day. Shout out to the Yamanote line for being our BFF during the trip, and to Nicky's family for surprising us with PASSMOs so we could go wherever the subway or buses would take us. Japan was absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to go back, hopefully in the springtime to catch the cherry blossoms in bloom.

These are only some of the photos I took, maybe I'll post more later, but for now here are some of my favorites.

View from Our Hotel

Tree at the Imperial Gardens

Nicky in Tokyo


Statue in Shinjuku

Porch Pikachu in Kamakura

Power Lines

Wall Texture

Shinjuku Side Street


Nicky in Harajuku

Near Scramble Crossing

Outside of the Imperial Gardens

Night in the City

Public Park Detail

Park Marshes

Nicky in Harajuku

City Lights Bokeh for Nicky

Nicky in Harajuku

Pavillion Lights

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Rusty Pillar

Nicky and a Gate

Rare Cierra Sighting


Ivy Grid

Bamboo Forest

Building in Tokyo

Grid Wall in Kamakura


Shinjuku Lights

Night Skyline

Outside the Imperial Gardens

Outside the Imperial Gardens

Peaceful Park

The Great Buddha of Kamakura

Shrine Prayers

Gate at Sunset

Thank you for stopping by, let me know with a comment below which is your favorite photo! And if you haven't already, check out the video I made from footage I took while in Japan in the last blog post.