Happy Saturday! I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend! I arrived home yesterday morning from an amazing vacation, but unfortunately I’m all turned around and have a major case of jet lag. Yuck. All jet lag aside, it was the trip of a lifetime to Japan to do some touring and visit with my in-laws. This was my third (and longest) trip there, and I’m always amazed at how beautiful this country is!
Here’s some of the highlights!
|The holy gate at Miyajima.|
|My father in-law is a survivor of the Hiroshima A-bomb attack, so seeing the ‘dome’ and visiting the city was extremely important to me.|
|Super cool curved bridge: Kintaikyou|
|A Japanese baseball game is like no other! The fans are absolutely wild and the experience was amazing! I loved it!!! Go Hanshin Tigers Go!|
|Ginkakuji temple in Kyoto.|
|Geisha spotting in Kyoto. We were extremely lucky to see many many of these beautiful ladies while we were there.|
|My favourite temple and the most stunning: Kinkakuji|
|While in Kyoto there were 2 outdoor festivals that we attended. This is a piece of kimono fabric, stunning!|
|The temple pictured on the 10YEN coin! Byodoin|
|The gate at Asakusa, a must visit in the city of Tokyo!|
The heat and humidity in Japan in the summer is absolutely like nothing I’ve ever experienced. SO HOT and unbearably humid. Seriously, my sweat was sweating. I know, gross.
Have a great weekend. I’ll be back to blogging on Monday. I’m taking Sunday off to unpack and get some rest. 🙂