Photos from Japan by Max Hartshorne
There's No Place Like Japan
Japan deserves its rightful place on any traveler's bucket list. That's because there is simply no other place like it on Earth. I recently visited Tokyo and then swung north on the famous Shinkansen high speed bullet trains, through dozens of miles of tunnels, to the north of the country's main island, and we toured around to many temples, shrines, interesting museums and food shops.
From the delicate and precise arrangement of sand in a temple, to the way the seafood is presented, to the orderly way so many people live in harmony, Japan presents a modern day miracle in some ways, and many sites harken back to their long history of Shoguns and emperors.
Max Hartshorne has been the editor and publisher of GoNOMAD Travel in South Deerfield Mass since 2002. He worked for newspapers and other sales positions for 23 years until he finally got what he wanted, and became the editor at GoNOMAD. He travels regularly, enjoys publishing new writers, and watching his grandchildren grow up.