I took thousands of photos while visiting Okinawa, Japan a few years back. This 2 week trip was one of the first things I did after leaving the day job and I'll always remember it fondly. I thought I'd lost all of my photos with a computer crash but what ecstatic to rediscover them lately. Let's celebrate with one of my favorite stops during my trip.
I took over 100 photos and took over an hour of my host's time browsing "Vintage Yard", a peaceful vintage shop and cafe my friend we found driving back from tourist attractions in Okinawa's lush, winding mountains. It was isolated, peaceful, and gorgeously curated with hundreds of vintage pieces. Part cafe (with sweet sleepy dogs to pet, too!), vintage shop, and relaxing garden it's one my favorite memories from Japan.
Afterwards we went back to town and had ramen! Oh damn, I miss being able to stop and get delicious Japanese food and tea anywhere. I'll be back Japan, I'm saving up my pennies to return to you!