In Kanonji City, a summer festival called “Zenigata Matsuri” is held just before the Ocean day (Japanese national holiday). 🎌 ⠀
Some people wear #Yukata (informal cotton Kimono) and some wear special costumes for Yosakoi dance (originated in Kochi) which has recently become popular nationwide. 👘👘👘 ⠀
We can also enjoy fireworks launched from Ariakehama beach. 🎆 ⠀
Especially I like the view of the Sankabashi bridge seen over the paper lanterns hung on the Kotohikibashi Bridge. 🐠🐟🐠🐟🐠 ⠀
Yamaga lantern dancers at the Tanabata festivities at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine. Aren't their costumes amazing? Tanabata is known as the "Star Festival," and celebrates the one day each year (July 7) legendary star-crossed lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi can cross the Milky Way to meet.
Believe it or not, we stated 2001 to organize our first #adventure to climb #mtfuji . Not knowing then that we gonna get addicted to it, that we have to come back here every season. But it’s always more fun in a group so we love bring as many of you as we can to share this #specialmoments .
A year and a half ago, my husband and I set out on our second round-the-world trip. We started in Japan. In just a few days, I'll be starting my new job, my first formal employment in over 500 days 🤯
Looking back on some of the first photos from our trip, I can't help but think about how young we seem. Not in appearance, exactly (though I'm not gonna lie, travel is tough on the skin 😂), but in experience.
There was so much yet to happen in just a year and a half that we had no idea about. There would be days on end in a dusty truck traversing Tanzania. A week of salmonella poisoning in Guatemala. Binge watching Netflix on rainy lazy days on Inle Lake in Myanmar (yep, we do that, too). Sunrises and sunsets in some of the most remote deserts and volcanos and beaches in the world.
But in this photo, from our first week in Japan, I didn't know about any of that. I was just two weeks out of my previous job and definitely still in short-term travel mode where I try to see and do as much as humanly possible with absolutely no time for breaks in between.
We sustained that pace through Japan, and then we slowed wayyyyy down (for us, anyway 🙃).
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📷This photo is from the very famous (and very crowded) Fushimi Inari Shinto shrine in Kyoto, Japan. In Shintoism, one walks under these gates before entering a holy place. At Fushimi, the nearby mountain is considered sacred, and walking through the hundreds of torii cleanses your soul before arriving.
I mentioned this place is busy, but getting away from the crowds is easy, IF you can walk up some stairs. Most people only walk through the shrine for 15 minutes or so and then turn around and leave, making the first handful of passageways the most crowded. If you just keep going up and up and up the small mountain, through the endless red tori gates, you'll eventually be far away from groups ⛩️⛩️⛩️ Travel guides and tips at ⬇️
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Jumping on the beach 🌞
I am very happy that we moved in Kamakura after some years in the center of Tokyo and Saitama.
Kamakura is surrounded by the ocean and mountains as well as many historical spots from Kamakura era, and it’s not far away from Tokyo.
Locals are living more relaxed and enjoying their daily lives. Love the chillout vibe here 😻
The first vlog from Kamakura is now on our channel!
07.18.19 My sister is living in Tokyo right now and I cant wait to visit. We are hoping to live in Asia or a Spanish speaking country so that I can teach English. What countries have you, or would you like to live?
Step back in time at Ouchijuku in Fukushima, one of the most photogenic spots in Japan. 😍📸 This Edo-era post town once connected Nikko and Aizu. Nowadays many of the traditionally thatched buildings have been preserved, making it a fascinating place to explore. #VisitJapanAU#Tradition
Little visited by most Australian travellers, Okinawa prefecture is a tropical island paradise that rivals many of the world's top beaches. 🌴☀️Pictured are the idyllic Kerama Islands, which are an ideal spot if you like hiking, beach-time, snorkelling or diving. Here they're photographed by @ippei.janine. #VisitJapanAU#Outdoor
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