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Top 10 Readers’ Photos: November 2016

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 How special is this shot of Japanese kids at an after-school club?


#2 Ikebukuro has never looked so good in this video.

Don’t forget to look up every once in a while. Discovering Ikebukuro with @lady_electraheart

A video posted by Christian (@hangswithchristian) on


#3 One of the first entries into our recent photo contest.


#4 Even the dogs like to pose for photos.


#5 This awesome trick art in dinosaur-filled Fukui.


#6 We wonder what she’s thinking.


#7 Learn more about Tokyo’s maid cafe culture, originating in Akihabara.


#8 Such a vibrant view in Morioka, Iwate.

My favorite tree in all of Japan. 🙂 Morioka, Iwate. #gaijinpottravel #fall #紅葉 #盛岡 #岩手

A photo posted by Shakira Johnson (@shakira.johnson0815) on


#9 Mount Takao is one of the closest mountains to Tokyo, popular with amazingly agile grandmas.


#10 A little maneki-neko lucky charm on Miyajima.