Shukkei-En Gardens Leave Hiroshima and head to the airport It was our final day in Hiroshima and also our final full day in Japan. So we packed our things up and checked out. We were going to spend the day in Hiroshima as we had a hotel booked next to the airport for the evening […]Read more "The Koi amongst the pigeons, 9th September 2017"
Miyajima Island Hike up Mount Misen Tsutsumigaura Nature Trail After a pot of green tea and a slice of toast we left the hostel for Miyajima island. This island is located a 10 minute ferry ride from Hiroshima and has a large nature park with a few hiking trails and a couple of beaches. We […]Read more "Going back to nature, 8th September 2017"
Try Hiroshimas local dish- Okonomiyaki Peace Park Hiroshima Memorial Museum We woke and it was hammering it down with rain so we stayed in the hostel and got chatting to a couple of the people in the hostel. They were couple, Ady a graphic designer, Kelly a nurse both living in Bristol and Adam a […]Read more "May They Rest In Peace, 7th September 2017"
Leave Osaka Arrive in Hiroshima Our time in Osaka was up and it was time to check out of our creepy apartment. We were very happy to leave the apartment and check into somewhere that you didn’t feel like someone was waiting to kidnap you. We caught the subway to Shin-Osaka which us where we […]Read more "Hello Hiroshima!, 6th September 2017"
Head to Nara Meet the Deer in Nara We set off bright and early as we were having a day trip out of osaka to Nara. Nara is a town around 45 minutes away which is famous for the largest wooden temple in the world Todai-ji. It also has dear in the grounds of the […]Read more "Deer Diary, 5th September 2017"
Osaka Castle We decided to have a little lie in and we had heard some movement in the apartment which meant their were either other people or the bodies had been stored incorrectly and they had fell out of the kitchen cupboards. But all seemed OK and we headed for the Osaka castle. Osaka was […]Read more "Sushi on a conveyor belt!? Its the future, I’ve tasted it, 4th September 2017"
Kyoto Imperial Palace Leave Kyoto Arrive in Osaka Explore Osaka After being kept up the majority of the night by next door we woke up not feeling so fresh. So as we had to check out early we decided to make as much noise as possible to give them a taste of their own medicine. […]Read more "The running man, 3rd September 2017"
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shinfuku-ji Temple Kiyomizu-dera Temple We woke and stopped for a hearty meal of tempura and rice to start the day off. Then we caught a couple of trains to Inari which is where Fushimi Inari-taisha was. These are the iconic Japanese red arches that lead up to the Inari temple, (Inari is the […]Read more "Tour of the Temples, 2nd September 2017"
The Golden Pavillion Ryoanji Temple The Bamboo Pathway After some house keeping we popped to a nearby shop we had saw on our first day. We had been after some Japanese crockery as it looked fantastic but most of the ones we had seen were £15 upwards each. we found what we were looking for […]Read more "The Bamboo Pathway, 1st September 2017"
Nishiki Market Gion Area Kennin-Ji Temple Maruyama Gardens We headed to the nearby Nishiki Market which sold everything from local cuisine to tacky gifts. WE tried some of the food from the stalls such as sesame rice cake, prawn tempura, onion fishcake, japanese pancakes and a sweet tofu roll. It all tasted great and there […]Read more "The Twin Dragons, 31st August 2017"