The first time I ever visited Yosemite some 7 or 8 years ago, I saw signs for the John Muir Trail. I’m not sure I fully understood it was a 250mi trek at the time, but whatever it was, I wanted to conquer it. I had to know where that trail led.
I’m so sad to share that this is the final installment of my Japan trip! Japan has been an incredible country to photograph and experience. The vibrant colors, moody weather, and attention to detail just made me want to photograph everything. I can’t wait for my next trip there and to explore new parts of the country.
On our final day in Kyoto, we took a day trip to Himeji and Osaka. From there, we ended our trip in Fujiyoshida; a small town at the base of Mt. Fuji.
After exploring the heart of Kyoto for a few days, we decided to venture out a little further. We took the train south to our first stop; none other than Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine.
If the name Fushimi Inari doesn’t ring any bells, surely a photo of it will. Fushimi Inari is probably one of the most well-known shrines in Japan when it comes to tourism. Its orangey-red torii gates stacked against one another lead up and up and around a mountain serving up plenty of photo opportunities along the way. The Instagrammers love this place. All the more reason to go as early in the day as you can.