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Japan – Day Eight – Tokyo東京都

Japan - Day Eight - Tokyo
Me and two friends are spending the next 8 days in Japan. Follow along as I post each day, starting here with the first. Day eight was spent traveling around Tokyo. Today was a travel day back to Tokyo. There's a lovely little coffee shop just down the street from our Kyoto airbnb that Tom and I stopped at on the way to the train station. Oh it shall be missed.[...]

Japan – Day Seven – Hiroshima広島市

Japan - Day Seven - Hiroshima
Me and two friends are spending the next 8 days in Japan. Follow along as I post each day, starting here with the first. Day seven was spent traveling around Hiroshima. Day 7 was a heavy day.  I think it hit me more than Tom and Zach; I couldn’t help thinking about what it would’ve been like on August at 8:14 AM. One minute before the first nuclear bomb was [...]

Japan – Day Six – Kyoto京都市

Japan - Day Six - Kyoto
Me and two friends are spending the next 8 days in Japan. Follow along as I post each day, starting here with the first. Day six was spent traveling around Kyoto. Day three traveling around Kyoto started with the now ritualistic walk to the station. The city felt fresh, new, warm even, with the sun cracking between skyscrapers. Commuters milled about making the[...]

Japan – Day Five – Kyoto and Nara京都市

Japan - Day Five - Kyoto and Nara
Me and two friends are spending the next 8 days in Japan. Follow along as I post each day, starting here with the first. Day five was spent traveling in Kyoto and Nara. We started the day around 6AM, having been told by a fellow traveler the day before to arrive in Nara before the crowds. And oh my... they were right. We caught the 7AM train from Kyoto station [...]

Japan – Day Four – Traveling to Kyoto京都市

Japan - Day Four - Traveling to Kyoto
Me and two friends are spending the next 8 days in Japan. Follow along as I post each day, starting here with the first. Day four was spent traveling to Kyoto. Today was a travel day and will probably be the smallest post for the trip. We woke up to a Hida soaked from the overnight rains and walked over to the train station; we took a longer route on the way to[...]

Japan – Day Three – Traveling in Hida飛騨市

Japan - Day Three - Traveling in Hida
Me and two friends are spending the next 8 days in Japan. Follow along as I post each day, starting here with the first. Day three was spent traveling in Hida, southwest of Tokyo near the Japanese Alps. We knew there would be a day or two spent roaming in the rain, and today was that day. The town we arrived at last night, Hida, is a much higher elevation than [...]

Japan – Day Two – Traveling in Shibuya渋谷区

Japan - Day Two - Traveling in Shibuya
Me and two friends are spending the next 8 days in Japan. Follow along as I post each day, starting here with the first. Day two was spent traveling in Shibuya, one of the wards in Tokyo. The morning began somewhere around 5AM. We left the Airbnb behind and sought out a temple in the middle of the city, tucked away in a huge forest right in the middle of Tokyo.[...]

Japan – Day One – Arriving in Tokyo東京市

Japan - Day One - Arriving in Tokyo
Me and two friends are spending the next 8 days traveling in Japan. Follow along as I post each day, starting here with the first with us arriving in Tokyo. P.S. - For you fellow photographers who are wondering, everything is shot on a 5D4 with the Canon 40mm pancake lens. So far this mighty little lens has been perfect for traveling. Much recommend. The trip start[...]