We just returned from a two-week trip to Japan that covered Tokyo, Hakodate (on the island of Hokkaido), and Okinawa. I've been to Japan countless times ever since I was born, but I had never been to Hokkaido or Okinawa until this trip. Funny enough, my mother, a Tokyo native, had never been to either place as well.
I've got a ton of editing to do from this trip, so in the meantime I thought I'd share photos of some the food we had during our stay. There's a little bit of a challenge when it comes to shooting food in restaurants in Japan for two reasons: 1) Most of the restaurants are really small and tight, so you don't have a lot of room to work with, and 2) a lot of the restaurants are not well lit, forcing you to use high ISOs and big apertures.
Oh well... the main point was to eat the food, which we did a lot of. And I finally got to try a cronut! (Although it didn't quite live up to the hype, in my opinion.)
Anyways, enjoy these pics and hopefully you've already eaten because otherwise your next meal is really gonna suck after seeing some of this food.