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!
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,