JAPAN | A Photo Diary

 

It’s a bold claim to make, but I’m 99.9% sure that Japan is my ultimate favourite country to visit. I was pretty certain of this the first time I visited back in 2012, but after returning home a second time I’m positive – Japan is bloody brilliant.

I can’t quite put my finger on what it is that I love so much. Every time I’ve come back everyone asks “Is it really different?” “So, Japan’s like really futuristic, right?” I mean, I   It’s a bold claim to make, but I’m 99.9% sure that Japan is my ultimate favourite country to visit. I was pretty certain of this the first time I visited back in 2012, but after returning a second time I’m positive – Japan is bloody brilliant.

I can’t quite put my finger on what it is that I love so much. Every time I’ve come back everyone asks “Is it really different?” “So, Japan’s like really futuristic, right?” I mean, I guess so – but also, no…

When I think of Japan I think of station jingles and the smell of warm wood. There are two very different sides to Japan. The old, traditional side (the one that smells like warm wood and wet moss), and the new. Both seem poles apart, but somehow work in complete harmony. That is what I love about Japan.

This time round I decided to spend more time exploring this more traditional side that I’ve come to admire so much. Starting from Tokyo we spent three weeks travelling through Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, Koyasan, Hiroshima and Miyajima. I’m planning to do more detailed posts on each of the incredible places we visited, but for now I leave you with a few snippets of our time there. Enjoy!

All photos by Hannah Podbury

2 Comments

  1. 21st May 2017 / 10:17 pm

    What beautiful photos! *.*
    I always wondered how the old and new could exist in one little place like it seems to in Japan, I’ll have to go and see it all for myself soon 🙂
    Gorgeous blog.

    Julz | FrameAmbition.com: the traveling model

    • Hannah Matcha
      22nd May 2017 / 8:50 am

      Thanks Julie!
      Yes, I find it incredibly hard to explain in words, but everything about the country is beautiful.
      I’d definitely recommend taking a trip during cherry blossom season, it was unreal!

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