Category Archives: Japan

365, 8: day 44

Tokyo This might be, literally, the longest day of my life this far? I woke up in Tokyo, at 6:30am, to a beautiful tower view. We didn’t have firm plans for the morning, so we started with a lazy fancy … Continue reading

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365, 8: day 43

Kyoto We had a relatively leisurely morning before heading out to see Kinkakuji Temple, the final thing on our Kyoto list. We got converter belt sushi at the train station, which was super fun and delicious, and then we began … Continue reading

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365, 8: day 41

Kyoto We woke up, packed up, went to the train station, and arrived in Kyoto an easy 30 minutes later. We dropped our bags off and headed out for the day, first to Nishiki Market for sweet treats and a … Continue reading

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365, 8: day 40

Mount Koya, Japan We took a day trip to Mt. Koya today, a place I’d wanted to go badly ever since seeing some pictures of it online. It was very confusing to figure out the trip logistics online, but it … Continue reading

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365, 8: day 39

Nara, Japan Today felt like neither my birthday nor Thanksgiving, even though technically it was both. Still, it was a delightful day. We headed to Nara in the morning, and despite some luggage logistics and forecasted rain, everything worked about … Continue reading

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365, 8: day 38

Kyoto Today was one of our few stays in one place all day days of this trip. We got up early to see Fushimi Inari-taisha before it got too crowded, and we ended up hiking the whole loop. We found … Continue reading

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365, 8: day 37

Kyoto After an onsen-filled morning, we made a tight breakfast-bus timeline to head onto Kyoto. We had to ride in unreserved seats on the bullet train, our first, but it all worked smoothly and we were checked into our hotel … Continue reading

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