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Top 10 Readers’ Photos: December

This is why we love 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 Christmas night miracle when sleighs turn into bikes.


#2 These stunning Enoshima lights.


#3 This unforgettable combination of Tokyo Tower and sunrise.


#4 The heartwarming welcome these manekineko give us at Gotokuji Temple in Tokyo.


#5 These happy jizo and the 50 shades of autumn spotted in Kamakura.

??? #fall #autumn #threemonks #smile #leaves #kamakura #japan #japanesegarden #gaijinpottravel

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#6 These beautiful Japanese women discussing something very important in Kyoto.

A photo posted by Hideki (@wendellsatomi) on


#7 This ultimate disconnection at Honenin Temple in Kyoto.

#japan #gaijinpottravel #kyoto

A photo posted by Aaron Olsen (@ikiru71) on


#8 This girl celebrating her big day at Meijijingu Shrine in Tokyo.

#meijijingu #gaijinpottravel

A photo posted by @j.raty on


#9 This magnificent shot of a tree growing on top of a granite boulder in Yakushima, Kagoshima.


#10 This combination of ancient and modern in Tokyo.

#Tokyo

A photo posted by Liza (@lizainzhil) on