Konnichiwa! Spending a month travelling around Japan with an old friend was easily one of the best trips of my life. This is a very special country with a rich history, strong identity and breathtaking scenery. From hiking Yakushima and traversing the tunnel of lights, to gagging on seaweed, devouring Okonomiyaki and laughing in hysterics over how the bus driver said "Nabano No Sato", I feel incredibly lucky to have experienced it at all, let alone with particularly excellent company.
With Ghibli World set for opening in Tokyo in 2020 my plans to return will start getting underway soon, for now here's my trip in photographs.