Spring in Japan: Photo Diary

It’s been a dream of mine to witness the beauty of Japan during sakura season, and finally this year, there was nothing stopping me. In mid February, I booked flights, and one and a half months later, I was jetting off to the land of the rising sun. 

Back in Melbourne, I’m usually not a morning person. My ideas come flooding in after 12am, leaving me to brainstorm for upcoming projects at 2 in the morning. However, when I am travelling, I try to start my day as early as I can, avoiding the crowds where possible! This may mean waking up at 5am to walk up the mountain through the thousands of Torii gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine, or sakura viewing shortly after the sunrise; with very little people in sight. The serene atmosphere combined with the warm morning sunlight makes it worthwhile every time. 

I’ve always loved documenting my travels, and this time, I used my new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II to capture my memories. It’s such a light weight camera, yet the photo quality is superb. The built-in Wi-Fi feature is also extremely convenient when travelling. It allowed me to transfer photos straight onto my smart phone, so I could share my adventures on social media while on the go.

Keep scrolling to see some of the highlights from my trip!

Fushimi Inari Taisha - Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Taisha - Kyoto

Nature Doughnuts Floresta

Nature Doughnuts Floresta

Sakura in full bloom - Shinjuku Gyoen

Sakura in full bloom - Shinjuku Gyoen

Arashiyama Monkey Park

Arashiyama Monkey Park

Hamarikyu Gardens - Tokyo

Hamarikyu Gardens - Tokyo

Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Sakura at Shinjuku Gyoen

Sakura at Shinjuku Gyoen

Nara Deer Park 

Nara Deer Park 

Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) - Kyoto

Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) - Kyoto

Shirohige's Cream Puff Factory - Tokyo

Shirohige's Cream Puff Factory - Tokyo

Tokyo City View - Roppongi Hills

Tokyo City View - Roppongi Hills

I'm already dreaming about my next trip to Japan! I would love to experience Autumn there next. What is your favourite season?

Loads of love,
Vickie x