December 28, 2015-January 1, 2016: Kyoto, Part 2

We kept ourselves quite busy during these last three days in Japan, making this post our final and longest Japan post yet.

We got the hell out of Kanazawa and headed back to Kyoto. Checked in to our guesthouse and immediately took off for an excursion to Osaka. Continue reading

December 24-26, 2015: Kyoto, Part 1

Ahhh, Kyoto. Such a magical city. As the former Imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto is home to over 2,000 religious sites – 1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines – as well as palaces, gardens and architecture, all intact. It is one of the best preserved cities in Japan. Continue reading

December 24, 2015: Hiroshima

We arrived in Kyoto late in the evening of the 23rd and immediately booked our Shinkansen tickets (wooohoo, JR Pass!) for Hiroshima the next day. Continue reading

December 22-23, 2015: Kamakura & Hakone

Sadly parted ways with Tokyo, but were excited as more of Japan awaits! Continue reading

December 17-22, 2015: Livin’ it up in Tokyo

Tokyo was INCREDIBLE. As the most populous metropolitan area in the world, from the second we arrived to the second we left, it was like a constant assault on all our senses (thankfully, mostly in a good way). Continue reading