revisiting japan



























I don't know if it's the rain that's suddenly come down on Sydney, but lately I've been feeling a bit of nostalgia in the air. If you've followed my blog for awhile you may remember posts from my Japan trip, way back in 2010 when I was still a young'un! Needless to say it was one of the best times of my life, not only because I hardly get to travel but also because I'd never done so without my parents in tow. Furthermore, for some reason Japan was a place that I needed to experience at least once, though I'm sure I'll visit over and over again in the future.

Anyway, out of boredom I thought I'd look back and edit some of my old photos again. Sure, they're pretty grainy and I was still using a crummy kit lens, but it was interesting to re-edit my photos in a way my 15 year old self never could have. That being said, I still want to slap younger me sometimes for hesitating or being too shy to bring out the camera! Stupid regrets like these stay with me, like how I didn't buy giant Pocky or neglected to take a picture of our amazing Japanese breakfast. Anyway, I guess there's a lesson learnt for next time... But to be honest, nothing will be the same as that first trip when my friends and I were bumbling about and probably breaking every rule that exists in Japanese etiquette. As with any country, really, nothing compares to that feeling of excitement and uncertainty when you visit a new place for the first time, not knowing what to expect and just taking everything as it comes. I guess that feeling is what I'm really getting all nostalgic about!

17 comments:

  1. such amazing photos! japan is such an amazing country! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  2. the photos are amazing! I want to visit Japan once, it seems awesome there!

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  3. I really want to go to Japan one day! I also find myself looking at photos from my travels and wishing I could go back :)

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  4. I keep saying this: I will and shall visit Japannnn!
    And you sure make good pictures back then already c:
    Xx

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  5. Japan is absolutely amazing and your photos really show this! I know what it feels like to regret bringing your camera out and stuff haha but these photos look great :) I don't remember taking such great photos when I was 14 :P

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  6. you make me wish to do the same...
    I'm going to have to look back at my 2008 Japan trip.

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  7. Beautiful photos! I've always wanted to visit Japan.

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  8. oh wow! i really want to visit japan, it's like on the top of my wishlist!! these pictures are so so beautiful, you have done it justice!
    www.marylee31.blogspot.com
    x

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  9. Amazing photos! :) I really love them all, as usual haha! Kisses. ;)
    http://35mmodreams.blogspot.com

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  10. these pictures are absolutely stunning! It looks like an awesome trip. Its really funny to go back and edit old pictures, see how much you've improved

    Little Blue Backpack 

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous photos lovely, thank you so much for sharing! <3 I'd love to go to Japan, it looks incredible!

    Andrea | RosyChicc

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  12. Beautiful photos! Japan is such an amazing place. :)

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  13. Amen to your post, I always think the same when looking back to photos of trips way back when. There could've been so many more photos but alas, I was too shy too! Wondering if people would stare and find me really... strange maybe? Anyway, your pictures are divine, even though they're from 2010. The graininess is awesome in my opinion.

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  14. Great post with amazing phots! I must go to Japan one day!!
    xx
    www.zdevania.blogspot.com

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  15. now you've gone and made me all nostalgic! it's been so long since my last holiday with friends (apart from a trip or two to melbourne). japan must be amazing, one of my best friends and her boyfriend just got back from a trip there and all their photos and stories made it sound so great! it's definitely on my list of places i have to visit.

    littlehenrylee

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  16. I think these pictures are amazing though. I can't wait to visit Japan.. someday :)

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  17. Your photos are always so amazing! These photos also bring back nostalgic memories for me too.

    http://eightpercentprodigy.blogspot.com

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