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 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!


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   

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