Shinkansen Japan’s high speed bullet trains
Shinkansen Japan’s high speed bullet trains are the perfect way to see this wonderful country. Rather than arrive at an airport 2 hours before your flight simply travel to the centre of one city to centre of the next.
Tokyo was the start of my trip
Currently a Japanese rail pass can only be purchased outside the country however from March 8th 2017 selected Japanese stations will sell them at a more expensive price.
One thing to keep in mind, I stay in budget hotels which are usually near the station. In many cities you can’t check in until 3 or 4 pm. Often I would just leave my luggage and head off to the nearest attraction.
My hotel was great value in a perfect location with free WiFi, book through THIS LINK for an excellent discount.
How about the edible gold leaf?
Kanazawa to Hiroshima about 5 hours
For a super room rate in a great location with free WiFi just book through THIS LINK.
Cenotaph & park
A memorial is held here every year on August 6th.
My budget hotel was in an excellent location, good rooms with free WiFi, for a great rate just book using THIS LINK.
Three years to repair wall
The city hopes to repair the main keep within three years, while the rest of the grounds are expected to require about 20 years to be fully repaired.
Well worth a visit, the city lies opposite an active volcano.
Wonderful smiling faces
Some things in Japan you can be sure of, happy smiling faces, they love to be in a photograph, & people are just so nice & polite.
My hotel was only 10 minutes walk to lots of restaurants & the ferry terminal, a great location with free Wi Fi and a great room rate if you book through THIS LINK.
My favourite Nagasaki sign
It’s on billboards, the side of trains & trams, wonderful Japanese humour. 🙂
My hotel was only a three minute walk to the station. Rated highly by AGODA, book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate with free WiFi.
The final leg of my Shinkansen rail trip through Japan.
I would certainly recommend the hotel Ascent, for a very good discount just book through THIS LINK.
Craving a change of cuisine
As much as I love Japanese food after 2 weeks I was craving a change. The fabulous pizza is a speciality at Gorm’s, part of a Danish restaurant chain, opened 2014 in Nagasaki & shortly after in Fukuoka.
On the way to Osaka in October 2015 with my friend Hamish
Hamish of course is world famous for the number of selfies he takes. 🙁 Look closely and you can see me in the background. 🙂
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