The much anticipated pictures from my trip to Japan are finally here!  Last year my camera broke on the second day.  This year, I made sure to take two cameras, and of course my first one never failed.

Our trip was courtesy of Joe’s work as a scientist.  Not only did he have to install a system and train some clients at the university in Iwate, but he was also invited for a talk at the Japanese Society of Terahertz Spectroscopy Third Annual Conference.

The Japanese are clean, polite, courteous and so friendly that you can’t help but smile everyday.

Last time I loved Japan so much that I just had to take my Mom along this time!

So it was the three of us, well, mostly the two of us, my Mom and I, while Joe worked.

We started off in Tokyo, where we stayed at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku near the Shinjuku Station, the famous station where they shove people into the subways during rush hour.

Tokyo is overwhelmingly full of sky-rises.  It felt like I was constantly looking up.



My Mom on the Subway for the first time in her life!  I should mention how clean the subways are in Japan.





View from the top of the Imperial Gardens.



There were so many spiders at the Imperial Gardens…I just couldn’t help myself, and spiders gross me out!


My Mom in front of one of the entrances to the Imperial Palace.   My Mom and Joe walking outside the Palace.


More to come soon!

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  • Mom

    THANKS , I am reliving the good memories!

  • Katherine Shearer

    Fantastic photos Vanie. I felt like I was there again. I love Japan too! My favs are the ones of the Chefs and the ladies in the Park!

  • Tom K.

    I enjoyed this series very much. Looking forward to more. 🙂

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