Hi lovelies! I hope you’re all doing well. I know this last Japan post has been long awaited. I’ve been trying my best to get over a stubborn cough (it went on for 3 weeks), so I haven’t been in the mood to blog much because of it. This is the last post to the Japan series and that actually makes me really sad because it means that Japan is really over. I mean it has been over for several months now since I have been back, but once I’m done documenting it, that’s when it’s really over. The post-Japan blues feel different because I know it has been too long for me to continue dwelling, but I still miss Japan and I will say it again and again. Japan has such a special place in my heart, and it means a lot to me to that any of you care to read about it at all – thank you so very much! Like all the other places/posts I’ve talked about, I have to say, I wish I took more photos, but that would have required us to have stayed there longer – there just wasn’t enough time to explore, absorb, and have photoshoots at every place. With that being said, I hope that you enjoy the photos that I was able to get from Kyoto. We only stayed there for one day, and a large chunk of it was taken up by travel time, but it was definitely my favorite place to shoot! These are the shots I got from visiting the Fushimi-Inari shrine…The contrast between the torii (gateway pillars) and the greenery was my favorite thing ever. And it made it even better that it was sprinkling in the morning because it smelled SO good!!!! Does anyone else enjoy the smell of fresh rain? I couldn’t get enough of it. Honestly, I was huffing and puffing because all the walking (asthma problems), but I continued to push myself. The fact that I was able to be there in real life, smell it, feel it, and touch it; my daydream came to life. I feel like Japan just opened up ALL of my senses at the SAME time. It was so overwhelming – in the best way – which is why it is so hard to explain just how amazing it made me feel. I’ve never felt so happy in my life.
I felt like I was in a scene from Inuyasha here. Just being there, in a place that felt so nostalgic to me because I spent so much of my childhood daydreaming about it is really an indescribable feeling. (Okay, I’m being repetitive again, sorry)Unfortunately, we were not able to walk the entire shrine. It will definitely be on our itinerary for our next visit (I mean duh, we’re going back). Next time, I’ll have a much better idea of how I want my photos and how I’ll be documenting my trip. I hope you guys will read that one as well 🙂
When leaving the shrine, we walked past a block of streetfood (it was amazing – see below). In many places did we see a strip of street food. I love how it’s so easy to come across in Japan! They had everything from sweets to savory foods and little trinkets that you can buy as well. Continue below and you’ll get to my delicious crab-on-a-stick. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Alright, that about wraps it up. These were some of my favorite shots I took of Japan. You all obviously know I love Japan very much because of how important anime is to me, but take away that aspect and I still believe that many people can appreciate it’s efficiency and the beautiful cultural differences that Japan has to offer. If you are interested in visiting Japan, feel free to shoot me an email or send me a message on Instagram with any questions you may have about how to travel there! I didn’t get into where I stayed or how I got around so if you are wondering, let me know! I’d love to help out as much as I can.With that being said, thank you for reading about my favorite memory to date. I really appreciate Japan, and I really appreciate you as a reader.
Till next time!