18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Taking a picture in Nijou Castle, Kyoto, Japan

When I was 16 I saved up enough to take a trip with my mother to Japan. It was an amazing trip and I learned a lot about the culture and improved my Japanese speaking skills.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Kyoto, Japan
Copyright: © Brandon Vargas