Japan — Hokkaido Region Day 2

Sapporo — Day 2 of a 4-Day Trip in Japan’s Hokkaido Region Day 2 was a Sapporo day. We visited the Odori area, Sapporo Beer Market, Mt. Moiwa, and ended the night in Susukino. This was the coldest day during our 4-day trip in Hokkaido. The streets were icy during the early morning and late evening, butContinue reading “Japan — Hokkaido Region Day 2”

Japan — Hokkaido Region Day 1

Noboribetsu — Day 1 of a 4-Day Trip in Japan’s Hokkaido Region Hokkaido was the last area we visited for our 14-day trip in Japan — the end to the trilogy. The climate was a huge change compared to the Kanto and Kansai Regions — snow with temperatures ranging from -5–5ºC! Vancouver, BC was warmer than Hokkaido this time of theContinue reading “Japan — Hokkaido Region Day 1”

Japan — Kansai Region Day 5

Osaka — Day 5 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kansai Region Kansai Region was amazing! Spending time in Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara really gave us traditional and modern perspectives of Japan. I suggest using Osaka as a base to visit the other areas. Osaka has more to offer compared to Kyoto and Nara when it comesContinue reading “Japan — Kansai Region Day 5”

Japan — Kansai Region Day 4

Kyoto — Day 4 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kansai Region Day 4 was mainly focused on visiting the Arashiyama Park in Kyoto. This area of Kyoto has so much greenery and the light autumn colours on the landscape are breathtaking. Day 4  Kyoto We picked up some onigiri for breakfast on our way to theContinue reading “Japan — Kansai Region Day 4”

Japan — Kansai Region Day 3

Kyoto — Day 3 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kansai Region The weather continued to be great on Day 3 — the sun was out and skies were clear. We headed to Kyoto, about an hour train from Osaka. Kyoto is famous for its numerous shrines, temples, gardens, and traditional architecture. Day 3  Kyoto Our first destination wasContinue reading “Japan — Kansai Region Day 3”

Japan — Kansai Region Day 2

Osaka — Day 2 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kansai Region Day 2 was focused on Osaka. We got a 1-Day Osaka Amazing Pass for 2800yen each ($37 CAD) — I’ll call it OAP to avoid repeating it so often. They also offer a 2-Day option for 3600 yen ($47 CAD). We were planning on heading to KyotoContinue reading “Japan — Kansai Region Day 2”

Japan — Kansai Region Day 1

Nara — Day 1 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kansai Region We visited the Kansai Region in the middle of our 14-day Japan trip (+2 days for round-trip travel between Vancouver and Tokyo). The temperature was a little cooler compared to Tokyo, at around 15–20°C during the day. We had 3 cities on our itinerary — Osaka, Kyoto,Continue reading “Japan — Kansai Region Day 1”

Japan — Kantō Region Day 5

Tokyo — Day 5 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kanto Region I really enjoyed our 5 days in the Kanto Region. I definitely think we tried to pack a lot in our day, but that was because there was so much to see! Tokyo is an amazing city and it was nice to see the country-sideContinue reading “Japan — Kantō Region Day 5”

Japan — Kantō Region Day 4

Kawaguchiko — Day 4 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kanto Region We headed to Kawaguchiko, an ‘onsen’ (hotspring) town with a good view of Mt. Fuji, on Day 4. Lake Kawaguchi, which the town is named after, is part of the Fuji Five Lakes. It is the most easily accessible of the five making it aContinue reading “Japan — Kantō Region Day 4”

Japan — Kantō Region Day 3

Tokyo — Day 3 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kanto Region Day 3 was another beautiful day, and this time without the cold morning and evening rain. We spent Day 3 visiting the many attractions in Shinjuku and Shibuya. Shinjuku and Shibuya are both known as the entertainment hubs of Tokyo. Shinjuku even has a red-lightContinue reading “Japan — Kantō Region Day 3”