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Leaving Behind Japan's Beaten Path

by Pauline Chardin

Tea for one. All photos by Pauline Chardin.

Pauline Chardin's The Voyageur made our 2014 list of 24 Best Travel Blogs and Websites, in part because of her stunning photographs. She sent us a few highlights from a recent tour of Japan, and the elegant simplicity and dazzling beauty of every thoughtful detail has us searching for flights right now.

JAPAN – I've always wanted to go to Japan. But I was intimidated and postponed the adventure many times. I'm glad I finally found the courage to go. Japan is simply incredible. Each time I look at my folder of photographs, I want to book another trip!

It's hard enough to figure out where to begin. We landed in Osaka, stayed there for a few days (and loved the '80s feel of the city), before moving south to Kurashiki, a small historic town close to the Inland Sea. We spent a few days in the mountains near Kaga, we traveled to Kanazawa, and visited the unbelievably cute Japanese Alps before ending our trip in Kyoto. Here are a few of the photographic highlights! 

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