Day 9: Visiting Hiroshima, a day to remember

I never thought I would ever visit Hiroshima. It was one of those places which never crossed my mind before, but today Linaka and I were visiting the city and the …

Day 8: Exploring Osaka Japan

Today we explored Osaka. The forecast for the day was rain, but we didn’t let that stop us from going places. I had never read or heard about what to …

Day 7: From Odawara Castle to Takarazuka Manga Museum

After a wonderful stay in Hakone at the Ichinoyu Honkan ryokan we said good-bye to the friendly staff and the wonderful atmosphere. Today we headed out to Osaka. However, we decided …

Day 6: Mt Fuji and Hakone National Park

Up bright and early, our mission today was to take pictures of Mt Fuji. We enjoyed a great night in our ryokan and before we left we were treated to …

Day 5: An Afternoon Traveling to Hakone

After spending our morning at Hanazono antique market and exploring Shinjuku we boarded our train to Hakone. The Hakone 31 was a very spacious train and after experiencing several crowded …

Day 4: AnimeJapan 2014 in Tokyo

Today marked the first day of AnimeJapan 2014. According to Japan Guide, up until 2013 it was previously known as the Tokyo International Anime Fair. Since Linaka and I had …

Day 3: A day in Nikko Japan

After spending a day with our tour guide Michiko, she informed us that today marked the Vernal Equinox Day, a public holiday in Japan. It basically meant that our trip …

Day 2: An Afternoon in Akihabara Tokyo

This is part of a series which records the first hand account of our first time trip to Japan in 2014. You can find Linaka’s account on her blog. After …