Trip Report

Southwestern Japan

Seeing the wonders of Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Himeji on a week-long trip packed with adventure.

by cormacthorpeAbout Me:I'm a friendly New Yorker taking some time off from school to work and travel. read more

AsiaJapan7 days / March 2017

Highs & Lows

Itsukushima Shrine

Most of the temples and shrines were filled with other tourists

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would've spent another week or two and gone east to Tokyo and north into the mountains.

  • How was the food?

    Get lots of street food, definitely get mochi from Nakitanidou in Nara, and make sure to try traditional foods in each of the places you go to.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Combine some trips to historical and traditional religious sites with walking around big cities and experiencing modern Japanese life.

  • Packing tips?

    Pack warm clothes if you're visiting in the fall, winter, or spring!

  • Transportation Tips?

    The Shinkansen is a great option for travel between major cities!