Finally, right!?! I have been editing pictures in between working a ton. I swear that I work too much, but given the other alternative I would rather work. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to go to Japan this summer for work. Although going there has forever altered my mind about food, everything I ate aside from the shave ice in Hiroshima was to die for good. I want to go back so badly, but maybe not in summer. Ironically the whole 10 days we were there was the last part of the rainy season and it rained nearly every day or night at some point. It was also incredibly humid there which doesn't make for a completely great condition. I know you are going to consider me crazy when I say this but the rain there feels different there than it does in Hawaii. I know it comes from the same sky, but it feels different in all the places I've been.
Sorry this post is so picture heavy, but it was requested. I hope that you like it even though I'm not an incredibly great photographer. There are no pictures of anyone else I went on the trip for their protection for various reasons. Enjoy the picture trail...
Osaka from the Floating Garden Observatory
Rainbow bridge in Tokyo
oysters for sale on Miyajima
Can you see the dragon and the turtle?
man hole covers in Osaka
Apparently they still exists in Japan
Is it food or something else?
playing dress up at the Hiroshima castle
2 things Miyajima is known for in a picture
World's largest rice paddle
view of Tokyo from Sunshine 60 Observatory
inside the elevator at Sunshine 60 Observatory
key to the room in Tokyo
only thing cooler than this was the keys to our rooms in Kyoto
the front in vanilla and grapefruit in the back is mango
dessert for lunch in Tokyo Disneyland
soft cream from the vending machine in Miyajima
green tea, watermelon, and cookie&cream
okonomiyaki in Hiroshima
sushi in Tsukiji
Shokukkei Gardens in Hiroshima