Miyajima Island

Friday, February 19, 2016

Jacket: c/o Cotopaxi
Shirt: c/o Cotopaxi
Joggers: Old Navy
Shoes: Nike [similar]
Backpack: c/o Cotopaxi

Welcome to the first post in my Japan travel series!

I know it's been long overdue but hey, at least I'm finally getting around to it!

I thought it would be fun to start off the series with the one outfit that features my handsome husband. Cotopaxi (one of my favorite companies everrrrr) was kind enough to basically dress Connor waist up in their gear during our trip! He wore their Bengal Waxed Canvas Jacket pretty much every day because the weather was quite chilly the entire time there and of course he used their Volta 35L Rolltop Backpack to carry everything around! We really fell in love with their backpacks during our trip because of how durable and functional they were. Connor basically fit everything he needed into his backpack during our 3-day side-trip to the Southern parts of Japan (allowing me to hog all the space in the suitcase we brought down, mwahaha). I would highly, highly recommend going with Cotopaxi next time you're packing for a fun vacation or trip!

These photos were taken at Miyajima Island, a place I definitely wish we could've spent more time at! We went there on the last day of our Southern Japan detour (we spent most of our trip in the Tokyo area) and didn't realize that it was going to take 6 hours to get back to my sister's house so we had to cut our day trip short to make room for the trek home. Miyajima is a fun little island that you take a 10-minute ferry to and I fell in love with it the instant we stepped foot on it! It just had so much more of a relaxed feel to it than the more populated parts of Japan and we were surrounded by the ocean so how could I not be happy?

Probably the most popular attraction of Miyajima is the Itsukushima Shrine's floating Torii gate (the orange shrine shown in the pictures). During parts of the day when it's high tide, the gate looks like it's floating, hence why it's called the "floating Torii gate." Unfortunately we went while it was low tide so we didn't get to see the floating effect in person, but it was still such an amazing sight to see!

Below is the vlog from our day spent on Miyajima Island! If you haven't seen the rest of my Japan vlogs, make sure you check it out! :)


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