One of the most magical parts of traveling is taking in new surroundings. I don’t think rainy days are exactly the ideal scenario when you’ve just landed someplace new, like Kyoto, and you’re anxious to experience the city, meet new people, speak the language (even if you only know how to ask “where’s the bathroom”). As much as I was bummed out when I realized I didn’t have the right shoes to weather a full day of walking through puddles, I was determined to make the most of our trip right off the bat.
The only thing that makes any unfortunate situation better, at least for me, is to look it from a different perspective… like, through a camera lens, for instance. Our first few days in Japan may have been damp and long, but they also glistened in a way that I didn’t expect.
Today I’m so excited to share my favorite shots from this rainy, gloomy day that turned into one of the best of my one week trip in Japan. Let me know which one is your favorite in a comment below!
Man, is Kyoto beautiful in the rain.