Here is another blog entry from the #9DaysJapanBackpacking series! Today’s post is about our memorable day spent in Miyajima Island in Hiroshima Prefecture. Click here to read our first day in Hiroshima.
VIDEO: Japan Travel Vlog 5: Miyajima Island (宮島) + Hobonichi Techo With Me ⛩
We had a quick forest bathing.
Vintage & original Japanese souvenir jackets from JLM-STORE.com
Breakfast in our airbnb. Made pancakes using the special Kyushu pancake mix!
How to go to Miyajima from JR Hiroshima station:
Take the JR Sanyo Line to Miyajimaguchi station. From that station, walk to the JR Ferry port and buy tickets.
I had been waiting for this day.
For today’s post, I just want to share these photos taken during our first day in Hiroshima.
I was super excited to travel around this prefecture because of three things: Hiroshima Castle, Itsukushima Shrine, and Okunoshima (Bunny Island)!
VIDEO: Japan Travel Vlog 4: Hiroshima Castle + Okonomiyaki + Hobonichi Techo With Me 🌸
Simple kombini breakfast at our Hakata Airbnb.
Waiting for our morning bus
Bus stop cuteness
We had 2 stops before finally reaching Hiroshima City! When in Japan, try CREMIA icecream! It’s the milkiest!
Hiroshima is known for its unique take on okonomiyaki. Got our tummies fed at a restaurant inside JR Hiroshima station itself.
Here’s my blog entry about Huis Ten Bosch, a.k.a. Nagasaki’s own Disneyland!
It’s such a colorful place so imagine my overflowing excitement for this day! Utter happiness, 皆さん！Hahaha!
After spending the night at Nagasaki, we woke up early to visit the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.
I had many emotions after leaving the museum & exploring the Peace Park.
I felt sad upon learning and seeing the results of war / the terrifying aftermath of the atomic bomb. I felt relieved / happy (not sure if this is the correct adjective..) because it was so amazing how Japan had risen from such terrible incident. You would not even imagine that decades ago, Nagasaki was hell and not as colorful as these photos in this blog entry.