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Japan: One Week, Three Seasons

Wow. So, over the last week I’ve been lucky enough to travel around Japan. It’s my second visit to the Land of the Rising Sun but, if anything, I’ve fallen even more in love with the place. What really struck me for Photo Friday, though, was the range of seasons within a single week. I’ll let the pictures do the talking for now…but rest assured that the full story is on its way.

Okinawa Beach in Japan

Okinawa, Japan

Icicle in Japan at Hoshinoya Complex

Hoshinoya, Nagano

Photo of Tokyo at night, neon signs in Tokyo, Tokyo street



Disclosure: some, but not all, of this trip was paid for by someone else. Sometimes several someones…the full, exciting details will be revealed in future posts (when I have better internet access and a bit more time on my hands!)


5 Responses to Japan: One Week, Three Seasons

  1. Anna December 3, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    Great photos. Look forward to reading your future posts. I’m intrigued!

  2. Camels & Chocolate December 3, 2010 at 10:50 pm #

    My friend just started as a U.S. diplomat in Japan and I’m dying to visit her in Tokyo next year. Other major Asian cities like Beijing don’t interest me in the slightest, but I’ve always been intrigued by Tokyo.

  3. wandering educators December 4, 2010 at 2:30 am #

    what incredible photos. i LOVE japan.

  4. AdventureRob December 5, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    Nice photos :-) I’d be interested to know how you got part of the trip paid for. I’m in Japan now, and it’s bare-able because I’m earning enough yen to get on by, I probably wouldn’t like the place as much if I wasn’t earning here.

  5. Abi December 6, 2010 at 11:13 pm #

    Thanks for the comments everyone.
    @Camels&Chocolate – Tokyo’s a really interesting city, although it doesn’t have a long list of “must-see” attractions. It’s certainly very different to Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong & Shanghai. I love it and am already looking forward to going back…

    @AdventureRob – The first half of the trip was courtesy of the JNTO, with invitations from separate hotels and tours thereafter plus old-fashioned PAYG travel! Compared to the rest of Asia, Japan is expensive but in general I still find it cheaper (and more organised!) than travelling through much of Europe. Whereabouts are you in Japan?