Japan is one of those places that you could keep exploring for your entire life and still never see it all. It may be small in size but it’s full of history, culture and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes. My latest trip to Japan was the third time I’ve had the opportunity to visit this amazing place and I still feel like I’ve only just scratched the surface.
It’s the type of place that’s difficult to describe with words and so I’ve decided the best way to share it with you is through the images I captured on my travels. In two weeks I ate my way through Tokyo, climbed Mt Fuji, explored the many temples of Kyoto, made friends with the deer of Nara, stared in awe at the giant Torii Gate of Miyajima, wiped tears from my eyes at the Hiroshima Peace memorial and fulfilled my dreams of attending Hogwarts in Osaka.
I can’t guarantee it but I suspect the following 25 photos will make you fall in love with Japan. If you’re still not convinced, book a trip to Japan and experience it for yourself. You won’t regret it.
Chochin lanterns at Yasaka Shrine – Kyoto
Fisherman on Kawaguchi Lake with Mt Fuji in the background
Exploring amongst the Torii Gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto
Wandering the zen garden of Tenryuji Temple, Kyoto
Hase Kannon, Kamakura
Totoro cream puffs from Shirohige’s cream puff factory! – Tokyo
Sunrise from 3776m at the top Mt Fuji
The deer of Nara Park are adorable!!!
Sake Barrels at Meiji Jingu Shrine in Harajuku, Tokyo
Tenryuji Temple, Arashiyama, Kyoto
There are over 10,000 Torii Gates to discover at Fushimi Inari Shrine
In Harajuku there are cafes where you can hang out with hedgehogs – Yes please!!
The lights of Akihabara – Tokyo’s electric town
Arashiyama Bamboo forest, Kyoto
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios, Osaka
Up close with Osaka castle
Frolicking through the Arashiyama Bamboo forest
Rainy mornings at Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto
Lots of little Buddhas at Hase Kannon Temple, Kamakura
Feeding the cheeky monkeys of the Arashiyama Monkey Park – The monkey’s are semi wild, I’m the one in the cage!
The Giant Buddha of Kotoku-in Temple, Kamakura
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
The Golden Pavillion of Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto
The giant Torii of Miyajima Island