In February 2023, we traveled to Japan again for 2 1/2 weeks. The reason was a visit of our younger daughter, who had spent a semester abroad in Tsukuba near Tokyo as part of her Japanology studies. We had already visited Japan in 2014 also to pick up a daughter, her elder sister, who had previously been in Osaka for 3 months for an internship. At that time we were dependent on local guides. Alone we felt very lost.
This time the trip was a completely different experience under the guidance of our daughter, who was familiar with the language and the local culture. We were able to immerse ourselves so much more in the “real Japan”, learned more about the country, habits and traditions and no longer felt like helpless aliens as we did in 2014.
We met up with our daughter in Tokyo, where we stayed for 5 nights. After that we visited Hiroshima and Kyōto and from there we went to Mount Fuji with a rental car. I took more than 6,000 photos on the trip. A selection of them can be seen here.
Japan is definitely worth a trip!
For all those who are interested in a visit to the “Land of the Rising Sun” themselves, I have also created a very extensive travel report with lots of information and additional pictures.
In addition, I have created a new monthly calendar “Japan - between tradition and modernity”* from the 13 best shots of the trip again at Calvendo.
So if you like the pictures, you can now decorate your wall with them for a whole year 😉.
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