Day 3 of Japan! Arashiyama Bamboo Grove & Daigoji Temple | Kyoto

What’s good guys! Day 3 finally done. I’ve been busy with other things, but was slowly finishing this video, little by little, everyday. The adventure for this day was to Kyoto again, but we woke up extra early to shoot at the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. It’s sort of like a hike with a view point somewhere up top, but we didn’t make it in that far, as we had a schedule to keep during our stay in Japan.

We woke up super early to beat the crowds and so we wouldn’t have people in our shots. If we waited later to go, this spot would’ve been crowded! It was a nice, cool morning that day too which we enjoyed a lot. So peaceful and calm there.

Then we decided to check out Daigoji Temple. I never knew how far this place was from the train station, but we did majority walking and taking trains. We hardly took any taxi’s to save some money. My feet hurt so back from this day from all the walking lol. But Daigoji Temple covers huge ground from the base of a mountain to the top. There’s a museum and other smaller temples at the base, and as you make your way to the top, you’ll hit Bentendo Hall, which is one of the most photographed buildings there. It’s located next to a relaxing pond. Definitely something worth checking out.

To end the day, we just headed back to our hotel in Shinsaibashi and wanted to see what the night life was like in Dotonbori. I didn’t bring my camera for that because I just wanted to relax and enjoy the vacation for once lol.

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Day 2 of Japan! Fushimi Inari-taisha & Kinkaku-ji

What’s up guys! I finally got around to finishing day 2 of the stuff we did while in Japan. We went to explore Kyoto for a bit and went to check out Fushimi Inari-taisha and Kinkaku-ji temple. In a nutshell, Fushimi Inari-taisha is where you’ll find the torii, or the bright orange traditional gates all lined up leading up a mountain. Kinkaku-ji is where you’ll find the golden pavilion, one of the famous tourist attractions in Kyoto.

Unfortunately, it was a gloomy and rainy morning which limited me to some of the shooting that I did. I didn’t want my camera and gear to get wet and damaged so I shot whatever I could when I had the chance. Plus if you’re planning to go anywhere that’s a tourist attraction, I’d suggest going early in the morning to avoid all the crowds if you’re looking to take some photos or video because once peak time hits, the crowds will just keep pouring in!

I’m glad we got to learn and physically see some history of Japan tho. It’s definitely some places to check out if you’re visiting Japan for the first time or if you’re looking for places/things to do.

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Flight Out and Day 1 of Japan!!!

What’s up guys! This is officially the start of the Japan trip the girlfriend and I took in the beginning of October. In this video I showed our flight from Honolulu to Japan and what we ended up doing on our first official day there. I can’t tell you how much this video got me in my feels about Japan while I was creating it! Japan is just an amazing place! If you haven’t visited there yet, IT’S A MUST, or if you have already been there, then you already know why I’m in my feels lol.

Check out what we did and I can promise you that more videos from the trip are in the works and coming soon!  You can also peep the photos and read about the other things we did while in Japan.  There might not be too much photos this time, but that’s because I took a majority of video clips to sharpen my video skills even further.

I’ll also be moving travel content from the journal into it’s own section which will be labeled, “Travel”.  So look out for that!

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Japan Day 11 (Our Last Official Day In Japan)

sphoto, sphotohi, sphotohawaii, japan, templeThis was our LAST DAY in Japan and it was a bittersweet feeling.  Mostly on the sad side because when you’re having a blast on a vacation, you want it to last as long as possible without it having to end.  But all good things must come to an end and this day was it.  We spent our last full day exploring and eating breakfast at Tsukiji Market, then went to check out the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa.  The rest of the day/night was last minute shopping and eating whatever food we could that we can’t experience back at home.  Japan was one the most awesome countries we ever visited in my opinion and we are definitely going back again one day.  Continue reading here or click on the photo above to see how our trip ended.

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Japan Day 10

You might be wondering, “What happened to day 8 & 9?  Why is it jumping to day 10?”  Well on day 10, we went to Yokohama to check out the famous cup noodle museum!  Click on the photo above to find out what happened on day 8 & 9 and to find out what else we did at the museum!

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Japan Day 7

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Today was a pretty fun day checking out the digital museum in Odaiba, although we had to check out of our rad hotel, Shinjuku Granbell Hotel, but after making it to Shibuya and checking into our hotel (although smaller than our recent hotel), there are hella places close by that make’s up for it lol. I would say it’s like a Waikiki of Japan but way bigger! We have a lot more shopping to do and a few more shooting to do as well, but it looks like the trip is coming to the dreadful end no one ever want’s to see (when they’re on a trip). Can’t wait to make these last few days count! I’ll get back to you guys tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!

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Japan Day 6

sphoto, sphotohi, sphothawaii, japan, tokyo, disney, disney land, disneysea, disney seaToday was all about Tokyo Disneysea!  I didn’t bring my camera or my gear with me because I knew we were gonna go on rides and stand in lines most of the time so I prepared for all of that.  We used the girlfriend’s camera (canon g7x) because it’s smaller, more portable, and easier to run and gun for the day.  We were there from around 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Basically spent the whole day there until heading back to our hotel.

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Japan Day 5

sphoto, sphotohi, sphotohawaii, japan, tokyo, harajuku, fashion, canon, canon 80d, photographyFirst actual day in Tokyo and we spent the morning/afternoon in Harajuku shopping and having lunch at Ichiran for the 2nd time during this trip.  I’m not gonna talk too much because you can read more on that here.

Click on the photo above or here to check it out.  Oh and by the way, WE’RE GOING TO TOKYO DISNEYSEA TOMORROW MORNING!!

 

Japan Day 3 and 4

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Sorry I been busy traveling around Japan and catching multiple trains and switching hotels that I haven’t had the time to edit and post for that past few days.  But I finally got around to getting to it finally.  I don’t really have much to say here but I did say a lot in the journal.

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Japan Day 2

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We spent a day (ok maybe a hand full of hours) in Kyoto today at Fushi Inari Taisha & Kinkakuji Temple and the rest of our day traveling via trains.  It was a long day that would make your feet hurt (literally) because of all the walking we did but that’s what traveling is all about right?  Exploring and seeing things/places you never see/experienced before and making the best of everything.  It was mainly sight seeing and “touristy” stuff, but it’s our first time here in Japan.  Why wouldn’t we do that?  You have to experience everything at least once while you got the chance to right?

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