Japan!! I went to Japan!!!
So excited to share these pictures of the recent trip that I took with one of my best friends Courtney. It was 6 days in Japan starting at Osaka then Kyoto, a visit near Mount Fuji at Lake Hamanako, and ended in Tokyo.
I’ve been looking forward to this trip, and it was the furthest place that I have ever traveled too. I get nervous on planes, but I was able to conquer that fear on the 16 hour flight hehe. I was excited to be in a different culture, taste the food, see new things, and just try to soak up everything that I could learn while I was there.
What impressed me the most was the people. Their kindness was above and beyond what I expected. They were so helpful and went the extra mile in trying to help you. We met a nice older man on the subway day 1 in Osaka. I believe his name was Inu. He was getting off at the same stop, and walked us in the right direction in where we needed to go .He also wrote down some Japanese phrases we could use. Another incident, in the subway hehe Subways are not something I use so I would ask people sometimes where we needed to go , but when walking in a store and asking someone for directions even if their was a language barrier, we used hand gestures to communicate, and they would even ask around to their other employees in trying to help us. The sweetest gesture to me was when I asked a group of teenage boys about directions to a nearby temple, they got out their gps and walked 11 minutes with us to the front of the temple. We talked about baseball and other things ,but I felt impressed on how caring the people were there. Also very considerate Ex: no talking on your phone in the subway , if you talk to other people around you to keep it down. Taking care of your own trash. They would carry bags inside their bags and just take care of their own trash. Everywhere seemed really clean ,I honestly didn’t see any liter on the ground. Courtney and I were kind of obsessed with these awesome vending machines they had. I remember a group of of girls getting excited and clapping and cheering after Courtney got this cute little elephant from one of them.
So the people and their kindness impressed me .
Food wise, I was excited to try some food. We had a list of what we wanted to eat from each city. I’m not as adventurous as my friend Courtney (I feel she has a wide pallet) but i did try everything and had sushi raw fish style for the first time. I think I may have eaten an eel too.
My favorite places to Visit was Nara Park (all the cute deer are there among the Buddhist Temple and the oldest Shrine). The Golden Buddhist Temple was so beautiful and I had so much fun in the Tokyo Mori art digital museum . The most coolest museum I’ve ever been too. Fun for all ages .
I honestly enjoyed It all but these were my favorite.
Hope you enjoy the pictures !
p.s I took more picture then this but these were my favorites that I took. I have plenty of me standing in front of cool places and giving a peace sign or holding my hand out gesturing hey look at this hehe but what’s on here was me tapping back into photography something that I’m slowly bringing back into my life. p.s.s I love photography but life gets busy so when I’m ready to take on that schedule you’ll see more of it .
okay here it is My japan pictures !!
Kitty cat hat vending machine.. I mean Come on with how cute this is. and Yes i got one for Cutie
Okonomiyaki- it’s like a hearty egg/potatoe/pancake mixed with some veggies – BOMB
Cute school groups on field trips. They would ask you questions for their homework. Aren’t their outfits adorable
having lunch with friends hehe
Love this Picture of my best friend
I could spend the day here
artist Yayoi Kusama – modern art museum in Kyoto
The nice boys I was telling you about
We had a geisha perform for us at a special dinner
was just checking my lighting but thought this ended being a cool picture
At Lake Hamanako- Too cloudy to see Mount Fuji , but we got a glimpse from the bus … It was way beyond the clouds. So high
Shibuya Crossing Tokyo
Mori Digital art musuem – It brought out our inner Model hehe
golden circle cheek