I went to Japan August 9th - 19th. This was my 6th trip there since 1997 and it was great, as usual. I was going to take a boat from Busan, but it was canceled cause of the weather. Luckily I was able to get a flight for not much more than the cost of the boat ticket.
flew from Seoul to Fukuoka, train to Kagoshima, boat to Yakushima (an
island), jetfoil back to Kagoshima, flew to Osaka (KIX), then took
trains between Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara. Flew back to Seoul from KIX.
The pics below are from my phone. I haven't had time to go through all the photos I took with my DSLR yet.
is what I brought. Each trip I try to bring less than the previous
trip. I didn't like that my bag was so full and I didn't have room in
my bag for my camera.
I liked this white ant sign in Kagoshima-shi.
Me in front of a 3000 year old tree.
I was finally able to buy more of my favorite incense at Toudaiji. Last time I was there was 2004.
Deer near Toudaiji.
Fushimi Inari Taisha