Miyajima Island, Torii Gate, Mount Misen, Japan, Kyoto

Japan Day 2: A Shinkansen Bullet Train, Miyajima Island, And Hiking Mt. Misen

For our second day in Japan, we used our JR Pass to take a shinkansen bullet train to Hiroshima and then caught a ferry to Miyajima Island. Miyajima is famous for it’s “floating” Great Torii Gate, forests, and temples. The Great Torii gate marks the entrance of the Itsukushima Shrine. We explored all of this and more on our second day in Japan.

Why You Should Stay In A Ryokan When Visiting Japan

Why You Should Stay In A Ryokan When Visiting Japan

As a frequent traveler and exploration enthusiast, I’ve stayed in just about every type of accommodation conceivable. After my trip to Japan, I’m going to have to add ryokans as one of my favorites. Find out why in this post!

Miyajima Island, Torii Gate, Mount Misen, Japan, Kyoto

My Packing List For 10 Days In Japan

I just returned from a 10 day trip to Japan and wanted to share my packing list. This list is meant to travel light and fast for train trips, hiking, and maximum freedom for exploration.

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Kyoto To Tokyo: See My 20 Favorite Photos From Japan!

Julia and I just returned from a 10 day trip to Japan. We started out in Kyoto and took day trips to Miyajima, Nara, and Koyasan. We then traveled to Tokyo and added day trips to Kamakura, Nikko, and Mt. Takao. Here are my 20 favorite photos!