Exploring Matcha Kingdom in Uji, Kyoto 🍡 + Capsule Hotel Review ⭐

Hi everybody!

How are you guys?

Here is my Kyoto photo diary from the 9 Days Japan Backpacking Series. Hope you enjoy scrolling down below! πŸ™‚

Ahhh Kyoto, I wanna visit you during autumn season too!

First things first–

Must visit the matcha kingdom UJI, Kyoto.

Rent a kimono and go around the city to take beautiful photos.

Look at all the souvenir items you wanted to bring home with you but you had to resist as you only have a backpack . . .

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Before I tell you everything, shall we start from the beginning?

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Rainy Day at Rabbit Island (Okunoshima) 🐰

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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 onΒ patreonΒ (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 ~

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Hiroshima Day 1: Hiroshima Castle & Peace Memorial Museum 🏯

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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.

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You & Me Around Japan (Disposable Film Camera Photos)

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To make way for the upcoming blog / youtube series, here are some teaser photos of what happened during the 9 Days Japan Backpacking adventure with Aki.

I have a train to catch in 15 minutes because I have work in another prefecture today so no captions for this post for now, haha. I’ve kept my instagram stories to those who are interested in our itinerary! Full details soon! πŸ™‚

( Film camera used )

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