They say if we were meant to stay in one place we would have roots instead of feet. Since the start of 2017 I made a decision to start being more adventurous, so I set out to do more travelling both locally, as you might have seen from my Island Trekking category hear on the blog and also internationally. Call it a case of wanderlust; by the way I see that term being used loosely across social media, must be a trend; we all know how people love to hop on trends. Anyhow; since my sister lives in Japan it became one of the first places to tick off my bucket list. I am not sure why the majority of people in Jamaica are of the notion that America, Canada and UK are the only foreign countries worth visiting; that's crazy right? My exactly sentiments. Don't get me wrong America is great and Canada and UK are on my bucket list, but there are so many other unique places to see as well and Japan is definitely one of them.
Where do I begin, Japan is nothing short of amazing; from the culture, its people to the amazing cities; I knew I was in for a treat the moment I got there. The people are so organized and orderly, I was amazed by how people actually line up to get on a train and how they stand to one side of the escalator to allow way. One of the things that was quite interesting for me is how they don't toot there car horns; I mean tooting your horn is a language in Jamaica, we toot to say thank you, hello, get out the way, go ahead... you get the gist. I think its safe to say that Japan has one of the best customer service in the world; well,it is the best I have ever experienced and did I mention how clean the place is? It is really something to truly appreciate. How they fuse modern infrastructure along with  ancient monuments is simply AMAZING. From huge high rise buildings  that scrape the sky with dazzling city lights at night to Imperial Palaces and Shrines that take you back in  time. This doesn't begin to sums up the aura of this spectacular place.

First stop was Kamakura, where my sister and I visited the Kotokuin Temple and what a sight to behold. Here sits the Great  Big Buddha statue towering over us with such overwhelming presence;  a true celebrity having been hounded by camera lens from across the world time and time again. I definitely recommend anyone planning on visiting Japan to add this to their list of things to see.

Sneakers were the order for the day and these Vans are very comfortable and easy to move around in. I paired them with my now favorite butt rip jeans and this grey bodysuit. You can just call me the denim gal cause I am seriously addicted to jeans people.  I topped off the look with these frames from quayaustralia which has been perfect especially since  I have been going very light on makeup due to this humid Japan weather.
There are so many things to see and do in Japan, it can be a bit overwhelming. I was able to cover some of the main areas in the  Kanagawa and Tokyo Prefectures as they call it in Japan; which in layman terms is similar to a State or City depending on where you are in the world.  Up next is my favorite place I visited while in Japan. So stay tuned for the next blog post. Xo Sher.

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