We are back from being in our dreams: Japan is always our favorite adventure! If you’ve been reading this blog for a little while, you will probably won’t be surprised to read my excitement and overreaction to our last holidays.
Japan just feels right for us, our attachment for the country & its kind people puts that spark in our eye, that makes us to fall in love with every corner of it (and be instantly happy). Do you also happen to have that feeling with certain unexpected parts of the world? We both had a cold during the complete two weeks but that didn’t stop us, even in the worst sleeping nights, to wake up with a smile and thinking: Japan bring it on!
Before going through all the amount of pictures from our dslr (let me tell you we have some!), we thought we could give the typical sneak peek thanks to our smartphone images. So here we go, let’s see what our phone captured while we were dancing around in happiness.
Tokyo from the top of the Government building in Shinjuku seemed even more overwhelming, specially with the Fuji-san at the back controlling all the city.
Pristine clean Yamanote line train car.
I think my favorite Shibuya crossing image is when it is raining, with all the umbrellas!
Of course, even with a sore throat I just had to eat this popsicle! Food in Disney sea is actually good! I can’t say the same thing for other parks.
Can’t get cuter than this!
Although there is 20% chance to see mount Fuji, and the day before the forecast was not so positive, we had a super bright day that favored our meeting with the stunning Fuji-san (at the back). You can also see here the tori from the first picture at the very right.
Swan boats here wear a funny hat.
Our ryokan in the morning.
After Hakone we went to Osaka, and visited the castle grounds just at sun setting, I love the little moon making a shy apperance in the sky.
Osaka views from Umeda sky building. I braved my fear of heights and was able (with my eyes shut close) to climb the floating escalator to get on top.
Just next to a corner in Osaka and very near Den Den town you can find the Namba temple, we were extra lucky as we stumbled upon some traditional musicians. We will definitely share more about this!
We had small (maybe you saw them on our silly IG stories?) and this fat big Taiyakis. All of them super yummy!
Before visiting Himeji castle (former two pictures) we had breakfast at the Hello Kitty café. We were all alone and of course freaked out taking pics ;)
We had a super local izakaya experience in Kyoto.
Arashiyama can be so crazy (and I am talking here about the bamboo forest) and also so incredibly calm like at the riverside.
We visited the Monkey park, and were super glad with our decision. On our way down, this dapper fella was super relaxed, ha!
Aww… autumn goodness, even though we may not were during the peak season it still was lovely.
Anyone want to join my shabu-shabu fest?
We don’t have many phone pictures of our Nakasendo trail to Tsumago, but this picture is one that I treasure. Just after 2 hours and a half walking under the rain in the most amazing wilderness.
Back in Tokyo we visited Inokashira park were we took one of these boats (of course we couldn’t resist!) Which one do you think we chose?
The most colorful café that ressembles a tree house? I’m in!
We ate lots of tuna during this trip, we went to SushiZanmai (thanks Ayoko! we will show pictures of it soon) and also Midori sushi (on the pic).
And of course, we end with food, couldn’t be otherwise, ha!
See you in a few days, we really hope to have you around during our Japan virtual travel back, it wouldn’t make sense if you are not with us!