Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Abe in Tokyo Thursday before attending an event for the Let Girls Learn initiative. Reuters


U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is greeted by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Thursday at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. –Reuters

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama traveled west on Friday from Tokyo to Kyoto. Since arriving in Japan on Wednesday, she has met with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko as well as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In addition to promoting the Let Girls Learn initiative, Mrs. Obama is enjoying what the ancient capital city of Kyoto has to offer before leaving for her next stop, Cambodia, Friday evening.

Here are some photographs from Mrs. Obama’s first trip to Japan, including some from the first lady’s Twitter TWTR +1.06% and Instagram accounts.

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On Thursday, Mrs. Obama enjoyed lunch at an izakaya-style restaurant run by Akie Abe, the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. During a meeting with the prime minister at his official residence later in the day, Mrs. Obama said she enjoyed the meal and recommended that Mr. Abe eat there as well. European Pressphoto Agency
Mrs. Obama was joined by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and Ms. Kennedy’s son, John Schlossberg, during her visit to Kyoto on Friday. The three enjoyed a traditional Noh performance at the Kiyomizu-dera temple in the ancient capital. European Pressphoto Agency
Mrs. Obama speaks to a high school taiko (Japanese traditional drum) player during a visit to the Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto on Friday. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images



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