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Top 10 Readers’ Photos: April

This month is all about contrasts; the color of spring vs the monochrome of the city, the fleeting nature of sakura opposed to the timelessness of national landmarks. Through all of it, a love of Japan.

Every month, we’re selecting our favorite travel images from readers. Tag your photo on Instagram or Twitter with #gaijinpottravel for a chance to be featured on our site.


#1 This tranquil timelapse of a windmill looks straight out of Holland but was taken in Osaka.

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#2 Alright, if you insist. At Nishiki Market in Kyoto.


#3 Another from @girljininjapan. This endless tunnel leads to the Miho Museum, founded by one of the richest women in Japan, Koyama Mihoko.


#4 A different kind of tunnel, in Yurakucho.


#5 Spot these lucky cats in Setagaya Ward.


#6 Purple cherry blossom rain.


#7 In Japan, the school year starts in spring and is marked by the bloom of sakura.


#8 Smoking spots are microcosms of Japanese working culture.


#9 Light tricks in seaside Enoshima.


#10 An absolute classic.