A Peek at Japan

After a small technical glitch I have finally downloaded my Japan photos and have included a little peek at Japan in this post along with a small smattering of my travel outfits .I plan to post some more in depth in the form of mid week posts for anyone interested. I hope you enjoy this little glimpse through my eyes of the beauty and quirkiness of Japan.

I was thrilled to catch the beauty and celebration of the blooming of the cherry blossoms in Tokyo.
I sneaked this shot of this young couple in their traditional costumes while their professional photographer was setting up, they looked just so lovely I couldn’t resist.

 I was rather pleased with how my travel wardrobe worked out and I wore every single item in my
suitcase, most on high rotation, simply ringing the changes with hats, gloves , scarves , sunnies and jewellery. I may well be a convert to only travelling with carry on luggage, getting on and off trains was a breeze .

Sometimes a little red was needed to brighten the black , as you can see it was somewhat cool so my
old faithful Paula Ryan bronze jacket had lots of wear. This shot was taken in the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto .

A random selection of shots showing the many delights that Japan has to offer from the traditional
to the cutesy bunnies I spotted in Tokyo, every city should use these you can”t but smile.

Black with black and white in Miyajima with the Itsukushima Shrine (also known as the Floating Torii Gate) in the background.

Kinku_ji (Golden Temple ) in Kyoto really is a breathtaking sight. Kyoto was once the imperial capital of Japan and is home to 1100 temples and some of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen, it truly would have to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited.

This stunning display of quintessential Japanese elements was in our hotel lobby in Kyoto.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Judith at Style Crone for Hat Attack



  1. Patti
    May 2, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    how great you were there for the cherry blossoms – they look breathtakingly lovely. thanks for sharing some of your travel pics and thoughts, I look forward to seeing more. xox-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      May 3, 2017 / 5:51 am

      Many thanks Patti , I am happy you enjoyed my peek at Japan.I was so thrilled to experience the cherry blossoms in Tokyo.

  2. Janice C
    May 2, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Great photos Jill, Japan is on my list to visit, especially during cherry blossom time.

    • Jill James
      May 3, 2017 / 6:05 am

      Thank you Janice , I am so pleased you enjoyed my peek at Japan. I would highly recommend a visit .We were lucky to catch the cherry blossoms in Tokyo as they were two weeks late in other parts of the country.

  3. Laurie Duncan
    May 2, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Beautiful sights! Especially those cherry blossoms! 🙂

    • Jill James
      May 3, 2017 / 6:06 am

      Thank you Laurie , they were quite spectacular.

  4. Jessica Jannenga
    May 4, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    Wow Jill! Loving the photos of the cherry blossoms, the culture of the surroundsings and the beautiful Golden temple. Ive never been there but it looks amazing. The floating Gate is so unusual. I look forward to more of your pics. Thank you for sharing!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jill James
      May 4, 2017 / 11:28 pm

      Thank you Jess , Japan is so beautiful and quite an easy country to visit.I would highly recommend a visit. Many thanks for hosting Turning Heads Tuesday.

  5. dan
    May 5, 2017 / 5:36 am

    Everything looks stunning in Japan! The country is at the top of my wishlist…your photos show some of its beauty! I guess it was an unforgettable experience for you …

    • Jill James
      May 7, 2017 / 7:07 am

      It really was a beautiful country to visit, so pleased you enjoyed my peek at Japan. I hope you do visit Japan one day Dan,

  6. Elizabeth g. Arthur
    May 7, 2017 / 1:48 am

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful and quirky – yes, the rabbits, we should have some here! -photos of your trip. Well done on your travel wardrobe – the only way to go, who wants to be loaded down with luggage when accessories can maketh a whole new outfit. xx

    • Jill James
      May 7, 2017 / 7:09 am

      My pleasure Elizabeth , glad you enjoyed them I think every town should have rabbit road dividers, they just make you smile.

  7. Olga Rani
    May 25, 2017 / 3:07 am

    Fascinating country, it gives impression of being peaceful and hectic at the same time. Thank you for this little introduction and these beautiful photos!

    • Jill James
      June 6, 2017 / 5:53 am

      So pleased you enjoyed my glimpse at Japan, it was indeed both peaceful and hectic and I would highly recommend a visit.

  8. Tamera Beardsley
    June 5, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    Your travel wardrobe is superb! I loved your your Japan pictures! Thank you for sharing darling!! xox

    • Jill James
      June 6, 2017 / 5:55 am

      Thank you so much Tamera , I was pleased with the way my travel wardrobe came together. Japan was so photogenic it made my the task an absolute pleasure.

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