Day 8 (Osaka to Beijing)

We arrived pretty late in Osaka the other night after a few train switches. We ended up checking into our hotel, which I actually booked a smoking room (ugh, so gross) and now some of my clothes smell like stale cigarettes, I wasn’t happy. They were completely full so they couldn’t switch us out. The…

Day 7 (Miyajima)

Miyajima was easily one of my favorite places that we visited in Japan!! It was absolutely beautiful with a bunch of different things to do. We took a ferry from Hiroshima, which was about a 45 minute ride to the island. We walked to the ferry dock from our hotel, which was about 10 minutes….

Day 6 (Hiroshima)

We left Kyoto by train to head to Hiroshima. There wasn’t a direct train so we had to switch in Shin-Osaka. It was pretty easy.  We got to Hiroshima and had to take one of the street cars to our hotel. It was pretty easy and dropped us off right near our hotel. We are…

Day 5 (Kyoto Temple Bus Tour)

Yesterday we traveled the entire day on a coach bus around Kyoto to see the temples. It was very funny because when we got on the bus at 8:30 am…we were the only ones without gray hair. Let me tell you those senior citizens were quite pushy, we could barely get off the bus at…

Day 4 (Kyoto)

Yesterday we left Yokohama by train to get to our next stop Kyoto. We took the bullet train from the Shin-Yokohama station, which was super easy and comfortable. We had an assigned seat which was nice. It took us about 2 hours and 20 minutes to get here.  We are staying at the Hotel MyStays,…

Day 2 & 3(Asakusa/Shibuya/Akihabara & Yokohama)

Once again I woke up bright and early to start our second full day in Japan. While still in Asakusa, we decided to explore the Senso-ji Temple which was right outside our hotel. We went first thing in the morning to beat the crowds. It was really beautiful and huge in size. We walked all…

Day 1 (plus the night we landed)- Tokyo

We are off to a great vacation in Tokyo. We love the immaculately clean city, the kind people who stop and offer to help every time we take out our map, the yummy food, and the ease of getting around by the Tokyo Metro.   We left Wednesday but landed here in Tokyo on Thursday…