Memories of Japan: Shinkansen!

I've been lucky enough to take a few trips on Japan's excellent Shinkansen trains. Last October, we went on a day trip from Kyoto to Hiroshima and the trips there and back were fast, comfortable and - for this train geek - exciting. I'll admit that going all that distance (about 360km!!) and back in… Continue reading Memories of Japan: Shinkansen!

Japan day three: Hiroshima and Miyajima day-trip

Another day, another excuse to get on a Shinkansen. Any excuse will do! We spent day three of our Japan trip in Hiroshima, with a side excursion to Miyajima Island. I definitely preferred the latter, as the excellent weather made both the boat ride from Hiroshima Peace Park, and the walk around the island, an… Continue reading Japan day three: Hiroshima and Miyajima day-trip