Here are some pictures from our travels through Japan. We really enjoyed our travels there, and hopefully you can too through our photos.
One of the great things about Japan was its temples. Beyond being a place for prayer and meditation, they had many other roles. Their architecture was beautiful, design precise, and presence imposing. They also functioned as a focal point for Japanese on their days off, and were often found with people milling about on their weekend.
The city was sometimes abuzz, but it was just as beautiful on its own. From the crazy streets of Shinjuku to the deceptively quiet tea houses of Gion, each area had its own unique flavor. Many thanks to our old college friend, who took time off from work to share her favorite parts of Tokyo with us.
Even though we stayed in cities, we loved our momentary escapes into nature. Japan was only just flourishing into spring when we visited, so greens and grays were giving way to brighter colors.
One of the things we liked best about Japan was the food. Here’s but a small selection of what we had.
Other cool things
Part of the fun in exploring Japan was seeing things we’d never seen before. Here are a few of the things we saw in our travels.