This year I embarked on one of the most important trips of my life: Japan.  I was off to find my people.  I was also traveling with my boyfriend and his family.  The ultimate goal of the trip was to climb to the top of Mt. Fuji, and since we were climbing a little off season, we had to pray for good weather.  We toured Tokyo, Nikko, Hakone, Kyoto and Hiroshima with GAP Adventures and then spent the last couple of days on our own in Osaka.  Now what can I say other than this was the most amazing trip EVER.  I absolutely love Japan and felt at home.  I loved the big city vibe and style of Tokyo, the quiet shrines of Nikko, the food in Kyoto, the history in Hiroshima and the youth of Osaka.  We made it to the top of Mt. Fuji, where my boyfriend proposed by the crator.  The journey was surreal to say the least.  I found my people, and I can’t wait to go back.

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Ramen with Duck - Tokyo, Japan No Me Ho Di - Shimbuya bar, Tokyo, Japan Horse Sashimi - Shimbuya, Tokyo, Japan Tosho-Gu - Yomei-Mon (Sunset Gate), Nikko, Japan Bento box - Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan Train to Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan We Are All Replaceable - Tokyo, Japan Shimbuya Station, Tokyo, Japan Harajuku Gals - Shimbuya, Tokyo, Japan Transformers Are Real! - The Gundam - Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan Shimbuya, Tokyo, Japan Shrimp Tempura Udon - Nikko, Japan Watchful, Waiting - Nikko, Japan Golden Touch - Nikko, Japan Tsukune - Nikko, Japan The Climb - Mt. Fuji, Japan Alone - Mt. Fuji, Japan The Land of the Rising Sun - 7th Station, Mt. Fuji, Japan Time to Rest - Mt. Fuji, Japan Traditional Sashimi Dinner - Hakone, Japan Traditional Japanese Breakfast - Hakone, Japan Astro Boy Takes the Tower - Kyoto, Japan Through the Sunset - Fushimi-Inari Taisha shrine, Kyoto, Japan Mysterious Air - Fushimi-Inari Taisha shrine, Kyoto, Japan Closing Time - Fushimi-Inari Taisha shrine, Kyoto, Japan Kinkaku-Ji "Golden Temple", Kyoto, Japan Kinkaku-Ji "Golden Temple", Kyoto, Japan Rainy Season - Ginkaku-Ji "Silver Pavilion", Kyoto, Japan Seafood bar on Nishikiyamachi-dori - Kyoto, Japan The Memory Remains - A-Bomb Dome, Hiroshima, Japan Never Forget - Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima, Japan Sashimi with Smoked Tuna - Hiroshima, Japan An Artist's Space - Senjo-kaku hall, Miyajima, Japan Descent From Mt. Misen - Miyajima, Japan Refresh - Shingon Sect Temple, Daisho-in, Miyajima Only Some Shall Pass - "Floating Torii" (Shinto Shrine Gate), Miyajima, Japan Ghosts - Hiroshima, Japan Kannon Hall - Daisho-In, Miyajima, Japan Hiroshima-Yaki (Okonomiyaki) - Hiroshima, Japan Rolly Polly Fish Eyes - Osaka, Japan Aurella Limbata - Osaka Aquarium, Japan Green Giant - Giant [Ferris] Wheel, Osaka, Japan
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  1. Ryan

    Nice 🙂

    Now I know where to go for all my info whenever I get around to posting the rest of my Japan pictures 🙂 LOL

    I’ll be sure to keep checking back 🙂



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