Things to do in Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Bucket List: 18 Amazing Things to do in Kyoto, Japan

Julie Japan 7 Comments

Kyoto is the cultural heart of Japan. Visiting the shrines and temples, with their perfectly landscaped gardens and views over the city, top the list for most visitors to Kyoto. But there are also bamboo groves and small neighborhoods to explore, food markets and shopping streets to visit, and some very cool day trips that you can take. The list …

How to Visit Hiroshima

How to Plan a Hiroshima Day Trip from Kyoto, Japan

Julie Japan 50 Comments

Hiroshima is the site where the first of two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan during World War II. I had imagined Hiroshima to be a radioactive wasteland, a terrible, lingering reminder of the horror of WWII. As we learned on our day trip to Hiroshima, that is not the case at all. Hiroshima is a thriving city, very much …