Russell and I visited six cities during our recent trip to Japan. I can honestly say, though, Hiroshima was my favourite by far. It’s definitely a must-see when visiting Japan, and I wish we had stayed longer than just one full day! There are so many places to spend a relaxing day out, so much beautiful scenery to enjoy and just like the rest of Japan, the people are some of the nicest I’ve ever met. Hiroshima isn’t a place with a ton of stuff to see and do. There aren’t any theme parks and from what I could tell, the nightlife isn’t like Tokyo or Osaka. Sometimes that’s good though. Sometimes while traveling and seeing new places, it’s nice to visit a…

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When Russell and I were researching and planning our month long trip to Japan, we knew we wanted to fit in as much as we could in those four weeks. Japan may be a fairly small island country, but there is a ton to do and see. It would take an entire lifetime to explore Tokyo alone. We wanted to hit as many cities as we could, cross off as much as possible, and have the time of our lives while we were at it. I’m happy to report that all three of those goals were achieved! We managed to travel to 6 cities over a four week period. Those cities were: Yokohama, Osaka, Hiroshima, Nagoya, Nagano and Tokyo. We didn’t want…

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Welcome back, friends! In part 1 of my ‘Things you need to know about Japan’ series, I talked about the Japan Train system. I listed and explained everything I know about the easiest and least stressful ways to navigate your way around the country. If you missed my Japan Train System post, you can check it out out here. From that post, we learnt that your best friend will be the Japan Rail Pass (only available for non-Japanese tourists/travellers visiting for less than 90 days). The JR Pass lets you travel using the Shinkansen Bullet Train, between almost every city in Japan. This option is a LOT cheaper than it would be if you were to purchase those tickets separately. But we’re getting off track. This isn’t a post…

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