Tagged: Japan

Fushimi Inari Taisha

Kyoto and Nara

I guess no trip to Japan is complete without a visit to Kyoto, the former capital of Imperial Japan. I had been with some friends back in 2014 and did not necessarily have the urge to go back. But that view was not shared by everyone in the travel group,...

Shinsekai

Osaka via Himeji

Hiroshima was a great first stop in Japan; accessible and not too touristy. We stayed very conveniently next to the railway station and were off on the Shinkansen bound for Himeji in the morning. Himeji is mostly known for being on the tourist trail for its prominent castle. Easily accessible...

Atomic Bomb Dome

Hiroshima and Miyajima

For some reason I wanted to avoid one of Japan’s megacities as an entry point. I guess I thought it could be overwhelming. So instead we flew into Hiroshima. Our itinerary had us connect in Beijing/China onto an Air China flight to Hiroshima. What I only realized after booking was...

Introduction: Japan Spring Vacation

When going through our travel bucket list, we settled on Japan for a two week trip. It has been on our mind for quite some time and so far my Japan experience had been limited to two eight hour layovers (don’t ask) and a weekend in Kyoto. Late March seemed...