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Hiroshima - Peace Park

Holiday – Japan: Hiroshima

Friday 26 June For my final full day in Japan, I’ve decided to take another day trip, this time to Hiroshima. I set off early for the 90 minute ride on the shinkansen. I love these bullet trains. Some have power points which is great for charging phones or running […]

Nagoya - MAGLEV Railway Park

Holiday – Japan: Nagoya

Thursday 25 June I’ve decided to take a day trip to Nagoya to see the MAGLEV Railway Park and also the Toyado Museum. After a subway ride and then an hours ride on the shinkansen, then a 24 minute ride to the port side stop Kinjo-futo, I’m there. The signs […]

Osaka - Dotonbori

Holiday – Japan: Osaka

Tuesday 22 June We left the monastery early after breakfast which was delicious. After a bus, cable car ride, and 2 trains, we arrived at Osaka. A quick stop at the hotel to drop our luggage off and we set off on the subway to Umeda for an interactive cooking […]

Koyo-San - Monastery Garden

Holiday – Japan: Koyo-San

Sunday 21 June After 4 train trips, a cable car ride, and finally a bus ride we arrived at the monestery. We take our shoes off before entering and wear sandals. Our rooms all have walls with sliding doors and they’re paper thin. A strict schedule is followed. First up […]

Koyo-San - Monastery Garden

Holiday – Japan: Kyoto

Thurday 18 June After a late breakfast and check out we left Nikko and caught 2 trains to Tokyo station where we had 30 minutes to grab some lunch for the 3 hr journey to Kyoto. We rode the super shinkansen train this time which is super fast. The super […]

Nikko - Toshogu Shrine

Holiday – Japan: Nikko

Tueday 16 June After the smooth ride on the shinkansen, we switched to a local train and rode another 40 minutes where we reached Nikko. It’s a little chilly, overcast, and misty. We drop off our luggage at the hotel and then head to a sake brewery. Alcohol is not […]

Tokyo - Sensoji Temple

Holiday – Japan: Tokyo

Friday 12 June I popped out for a moment to find a bakery I had walked past yesterday but couldn’t find it so went back to the hotel to check out and waited for the bus. It was only 7 am but it was very humid. I enjoyed the scenic […]

Yokohama - Osanbashi Pier

Holiday – Japan: Yokohama

Saturday 13 June I’m off bright an early to go to Yokohama. However, after arriving in Yokohama I realise the shops don’t open for a few hours – it’s late morning on a Saturday!?! So I started walking around seeing the sights. The layout is pictureseque with the waterways, parks, […]