ONE WEEK IN JAPAN
My wife Megan and I recently returned from our inaugural trip to Japan 🇯🇵. This was a “bucket list” destination that I’ve been dreaming about since the first time I watched The Karate Kid as a child. Being first-timers, we focused our trip around the big three cities—Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka—on the main island of Honshu. As a “serious” amateur landscape photographer, much of our itenary was planned to maximize our photo opportunities at the magical locations around these three cities and surrounding areas. So, after careful planning and alignment with the sakura (🌸 cherry blossom) bloom we set off for lands unknown with naught but a couple small suitcases and a heavy backpack filled with camera gear.