I’m back with an overdue blog entry from months ago. Here’s the continuation of our 9 days in Japan backpacking series! Once I’m done with this (almost halfway… go Kaila go!!), I will post our itinerary exclusively on patreon (for all tiers).
As I was editing the photos, I couldn’t help but smile and reminisce about these times during our backpacking trip. It was a rainy day for us but the weather didn’t stop us to visit one of the dreamiest places in Japan for me!
We stayed for a few days in Hiroshima. On our last day, we checked out early from our airbnb and put our backpacks inside a coin locker at JR Hiroshima station.
* How to go to Rabbit Island from JR Hiroshima Station *
Take the train bound to Hiro station. From Hiro, get the train going to Tadanoumi. Use Google Maps to find the port within the area. For the access guide, this link is helpful.
*some handpicked photos from the 100+ photos lol*
Friendly tip, buy rabbit food from the grocery (if you can) to save money. We bought this cabbage from a FamilyMart kombini adjacent to the Tadanoumi train station.
Enough of the teaser photos, let’s get started with some narration!
Starting the day right with morning journaling ~
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.