My parents and my sister and I just got back from Japan. (As in less than 24 hours ago…) And I thought I would put my favorite pictures from the trip (which was hard seeing how there were hundreds of pictures I took) here.
This was my first meal in Japan. And we had to order from a machine that was all in Japanese (so we had no idea what we were ordering).
This was the entrance to the first shrine we visited.
I had no idea just how popular Hello Kitty was. (I thought I had an idea…but I really didn’t!) This is a Hello Kitty store in the heart of Tokyo.
We also went up to Nikko where the famous Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil monkey carving is.
In Nikko there was so much to see. Cute kids,
Other tourists in kimonos,
The sacred bridge,
And rice on a stick (to eat…not just to see).
And Nikko is where we got our one and only group picture.
And one of my dad’s favorite things was riding the bullet train back to Tokyo…
Where we got to visit the Tokyo Tower.
We also got to visit the famous Tsukiji Fish Market.
And see some pagodas.
Where a geisha was walking around.
Our hotel was by the Tokyo Temple…which was great because that meant we could walk by it on our way to the chapel on Sunday.
Before we took a train to see the Kamakura Buddha.
And we got to see more shrines (and here was a bridge on the way to one of the shrines).
And we went to the Raumen Museum and ate some Japanese Raumen! (So good…)
This was seriously a fun trip. Now to unpack and get back to real life! (And a sleeping schedule in my home time zone…)