We spent about two weeks in Japan, and we barely got a taste of all this amazing country has to offer. There were so many activities and sights on my wishlist, but we hardly made a dent in it!
Here are a few of my favorite sights, experiences, and memories from our time in Japan traveling around Tokyo, Hakone, Nara, and Kyoto.
Traveling by Shinkansen
Seeing the city from the Skytree
Shopping for kawaii souvenirs
Walking to the top of Fushimi Inari
Phenomenal sunset views of the traditional and modern Kyoto
Playing arcade games in Akihabara
Making friends with the deer in Nara
Taking the pirate ship across Lake Ashi
Exploring the gorgeous temple gardens
Visiting the Hakone Shrine
Seeing the giant Buddha at Todai-ji
Eating the black eggs at Owakudani Station
Exploring Shibuya by foot
Walking through the busiest crosswalk in the world
Staying in a historical hotel in Hakone
Breathtaking views of Fuji-san
Sampling Japanese cuisine
Enjoying some of the more traditional sights around Tokyo
Taking the ropeway up and getting some great views of the Hakone region
Relaxing in the hotel yukata
Snacking on crepes in Harajuku
Spending Christmas exploring Asakusa with my favorite travel partner
We had such a wonderful time in Japan, despite the trip’s hiccups and us getting sick for a good part of it! We can’t wait to return one day and experience new regions and sights.
If you’d like to read more about our adventures in Japan and my advice for trip planning to the Land of the Rising Sun, go here.
Happy wanderlusting, friends!