Our inspiration for visiting Japan had initially come from our desire to visit Tokyo, and we were now finally here after getting a train from Mount Fuji in the afternoon. We had heard from others back at home, and by meeting others whilst travelling, that Tokyo was everything from ‘crazy’ to ‘mind-blowing’. We couldn’t wait to see it for ourselves.
Our journey to Mount Fuji involved leaving Kyoto in the early hours of the morning, and getting a combination of four trains(!) to reach there. Worth it, for a look at probably Japan’s most recognisable landmark.
After learning about Japan’s fairly recent history in Hiroshima, as well as getting a quick introduction to the Japanese way of life, we caught a 6am train from Hiroshima, to venture into Japan’s past, and to the ‘City of Ten Thousand Shrines’.
We left Beijing behind and flew out to Osaka. Our first destination was a six hours train ride away however, so our first day in Japan was a very long one, spent mostly travelling. It introduced us to a few cool things though, and by the time we arrived in Hiroshima at night, we knew already that Japan was going to be one of our favourite places to date.