Three years ago today my first trip across Japan and Korea began. For six weeks I wandered all across both nations, spending four and a half weeks in Japan before going to Korea for a week and then returning to Japan for the final days. Today I’ll share some select photos from various spots I visited on that trip. Many of these locations would be revisited during my second trip in 2019 but a few are unique to the 2017 journey.

Japan Korea 2017 Tokyo
Tokyo, as seen from the Tokyo Skytree
Japan Korea 2017 Kamakura
The Great Buddha of Kamakura
Japan Korea 2017 Nikko
Toshogu Shrine in Nikko
Japan Korea 2017 Sapporo
Ballet sculpture in Odori Park, Sapporo
Japan Korea 2017 Otaru
The old canal zone in Otaru
Japan Korea 2017 Kyoto
Torii gate hallway at Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto
Japan Korea 2017 Osaka
Walking around Dotonbori in Osaka
Japan Korea 2017 Hiroshima
A-Bomb Dome, Hiroshima
Japan Korea 2017 Miyajima
The floating torii of Miyajima
Japan Korea 2017 Nagasaki
Kunchi Festival in Nagasaki
Japan Korea 2017 Itoshima
Cycling along the coast in Itoshima
Japan Korea 2017 Seoul
Sungnyemun Gate, Seoul
Japan Korea 2017 DMZ
Korean DMZ
Japan Korea 2017 Busan
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Busan
Japan Korea 2017 Jeju Island
Cheonjiyeon Falls on Jeju Island

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