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Top 10 Readers’ Photos: March

It's been a bit colder than we expected this March, delaying the bloom of sakura. Still, spring is pushing through and along with it the chance to capture some fantastic images of travel in Japan - each filled with optimism for warmer days ahead.

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 little cutie – part of the collection of chirimen dolls on display to celebrate Hinamatsuri or Girls’ Day on March 3rd.

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#2 This dedicated rickshaw driver in Kyoto. The caption is great.

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#3 The force is strong with this one.


#4 About to skew some yakitori in Piss Alley, Shinjuku.

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#5 This vertiginous view from Tokyo Tower.

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#6 A shot full of love and happiness. Taken in Kyoto.

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#7 Sharing is caring with this couple in Kobe’s chinatown.


#8 Looks like a shop straight out of a Ghibli movie.

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#9 A quirky view of cherry blossom at Mount Takao.


#10 It’s still winter in Hokkaido. Captured at the picturesque Otaru Canal, Otaru.

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