People from across the globe come to explore Japan’s cherished history as well as its renowned modern cities. Earlier this spring I had the opportunity to visit Japan for one week with a group of friends. I knew that I would have the chance to create many unique images during my trip, and I tried to plan accordingly. Past experience taught me to travel light, so I brought just two lenses: Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G. Additionally, I purchased a travel tripod that was sturdy enough to handle a full-frame DSLR, but small enough to fit in a backpack. In this article, I will document my experience traveling and photographing in Japan, which will hopefully help in planning your trip to this beautiful country.