Japan!

As some of you know, I was recently lucky enough to travel to Japan. It was definitely a break from life as I know it and it was a complete Lost In Translation sort of trip, but it was so worth it. I traveled with a friend and we met other friends along the way and can’t believe the kindness that I came across while abroad. If you have the chance, I would highly recommend a trip to Japan. It is worth every penny.

We started off by heading to Meiji Jingu, a Shinto shrine near Tokyo’s Harujuko neighborhood. 

Day 1: Tokyo.

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Harujuku.

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Sensoji Temple.

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Akihabara.

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Day 2: Tokyo, 7 a.m. at the Tsukiji Fish Market.

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Yanaka.

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Shibuya, part two. This time at night.

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Day 3: Kyoto.

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Day 4: Kyoto, Arishiyama.

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A Geisha somewhere in Gion.

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Pontocho, Kyoto.

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Day 5: Kyoto, Fushimi Inari-Taisha, Thousand Gates.

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From there, we were off to Nara where we saw this large man…

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…and took selfies with these friendly fellas.

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Then we were off to Osaka for a night of sushi, sake and karaoke.

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Day 6: Hakone.

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Day 7: Tokyo.

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Tofuya Ukai.

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Shinjuku, Golden Gai.

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Day 8: Tokyo > Chicago.

But first, a visit to Ueno with an old friend.

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Japan was good to me and I can’t wait to go back one day. Now, back to the regularly scheduled wedding photography.