Here is a Summary of the discussion. This is honestly just a dump of the notes I took during the discussion. I will not edit it for flow any time soon.… Read More
Would you ever eat a meal from 7-11 or Mac’s?! I wouldn’t. The food they serve…is…well…can you really classify it as food?
The food in Japan is different! You can actually have a snack or lunch at 7-11 or Family Mart and it will be fresh and tasty!… Read More
I wanted to make Day 10 count! Since day 9 was a COMPLETE disappointment!
This day was all about the sights and tourist places. On the itinerary was the following
- The Fishmarket
- Ginza ( I loved the show Atiller on Netflix – don’t make fun of me for this)
- Michelin Star dining
- Shibuya crossing
It seems like a lot, but when you have nothing else to do but live your best life it isn’t too hard to accomplish it all haha!… Read More
Tokyo is quiet. The rooms are small. Stay in busy places if you are only in Japan for a week. Try a suburb close to a JR station if you are planning on exploring.
This day was a travel day, so there really isn’t much to report.… Read More
Sometimes you have to rest. After many days of walking many kilometers, it was time to rest up and take it easy. Kyoto is an excellent place to take in and learn about traditional Japanese crafts and techniques. Today was the day to learn about Sake.… Read More
Since we had our JR Pass, we decided it was a great idea to visit Hiroshima. It is a 2.5-hour train ride to Hiroshima from Kyoto. We didn’t leave super early, but it was fine.
When we got to Hiroshima, Peter and I got into a little fight, so he decided to go to the Art Museum and I decided to go to the Great O Torii Gate in Itsukushima a.k.a Miyajima.… Read More
Are you into castles, beer, and food? If you are, Osaka is the place to be. Osaka castle is an iconic landmark in the area and offers excellent views of the downtown skyline. Not only can you revel in stunning architecture, but you can get free beer (yes, free beer) and eat some tasty morsels.… Read More
I purchased my JR (Japanese Rail) Pass from Nippon Travel in downtown Calgary. You can buy them online but you need to plan ahead to have it shipped to you. I wanted to wait until I had enough cash to buy it so I didn’t purchase the pass until 5 days before the trip.… Read More
After Day 2 (in Kyoto) of this Japan trip, it was time to take things slow. Of course, that meant visiting two cities in a day. Thanks to Japan’s efficient railway system and me buying a JR Rail Pass, it was super easy to make it to both cities in one day.… Read More