Konnichiwa from Japan! We are in the midst of our Asia adventure, with stops at Mount Fuji, Nagoya, Hiroshima, and Osaka before arriving in Kyoto. We’ve already posted installments of this trip report from Tokyo and Hong Kong (obviously not Japan, but we’ll include it here), and will have the other parts of the report soon.
This post basically just functions as a sticky index for the main page of the blog that you can bookmark or find previous installments of our Japan trip report easily. It’s also a good spot to post random questions you might have, recommendations for us, or things you’d like to know (or even see!) from Japan.
The goal is for this to be a live-ish trip report, and even though we’re already a few stops behind (we’re currently on our last day in Hiroshima with Osaka and Kyoto up next), we should catch up once we arrive in Kyoto and have a slower-paced travel schedule. These trip reports feature a lot of random photos, anecdotes, and general info about our day-to-day experiences in Japan…
If you’re planning a trip, these posts might be useful for building anticipation and getting a general idea for what we’ve done and enjoy in Japan, but we’ll have a slew of trip planning posts in addition to these reports. In those, we’ll offer additional tips, touring strategy, and information about key points of interest.
This trip report will be written in a way that allows you to join us vicariously and also “learn” (that term is used very loosely) more about Japan. We’re guessing many of you are Disney fans, and as we’ve now said countless times, Tokyo’s parks are our two favorite in the world.
Well, the country of Japan is one of our favorites in the world (with Kyoto being our #1 or #2 city), so hopefully this will solidify Japan as a bucket list travel destination for you. We strongly encourage anyone with the time and resources to try taking a trip to Japan. You won’t regret visiting!
Here are the installments of our Japan Live Trip Report that are posted thus far…
Hong Kong (Days 1 & 2) – We Ate a Lot in Hong Kong
Tokyo Day 1 – The Hello Kitty Theme Park is Awesome (No Joke!)
Tokyo Day 2 – Our First Railroad Museum & Michelin-Star Ramen
Tokyo Day 3 – We Did Lots in Shinjuku, but the Highlight Was Eating Where Tom Hanks Ate.
Mount Fuji Day 1 – Misadventures in Public Bathing
Mount Fuji Day 2 – Chureito Pagoda, Maple Corridor, and More Mount Fuji Fun!
Nagoya Days 1 – 3 – Another Railway Museum & Castle
Hiroshima & Miyajima – Floating Torii & Somber Reminders (Coming Later…)
Kyoto Week 1 – The Christmas Tree Hunt and Adventures in Grocery Shopping (Coming Soon…)
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