Japan Travel Tips

This post is not the usual diary-style travel post. Instead, we want to share some of our experience about how to travel in Japan when you don’t have loads of money to spend. So if you are interested in this hold on and stay with us. Otherwise skip it and you won’t miss anything. Whenever…

Osaka

Our time in Japan is slowly but surely coming to an end. We decided to spend the last few days in and around Osaka. We had travelled through it before on our way to the five lakes but only stopped for breakfast. This time we were in it properly and for five days. Our hostel…

Hiroshima

Running for the ferry to Hiroshima is something we had never thought we would be doing, but we made it. As we boarded the staff pulled away the passenger bridge and the ferry set sail. Luck had been on our side to make it to the ferry terminal with 3 minutes to spare. The lady…

Cycling the Shimanami Kaido

As the keen cyclists we both are, we could not miss out on the famous bike ride along the shimanami kaido road. It goes from just outside Onomichi to Shikoku island via a chain of islands and bridges. This was also the first time we saw a lot of fancy road bikes ridden by Japanese…

Castles and concerts

Kawaguchiko to Himeji was the next leg of our journey, which took us through Osaka. We had just enough time for breakfast in Osaka’s fancy modern train station before we caught a train to Himeji.  Himeji is a small city famous for one thing. It is home to the most outstanding example of a Japanese…