3rd February – Hiroshima to Kyoto

Bye Hiroshima!   I checked out of the lovely Hana Hostel this morning and caught a Shinkansen to Kyoto. The journey of approx. 360 km took just over 2 hours. There were two parts to the journey: Hiroshima to Shin-Kobe and Shin-Kobe to Kyoto. All of the Shinkansen are in great condition, however some are…

Hiroshima – 2nd February

This morning I took myself off to Hiroshima station, with the intention of getting a Shinkansen (bullet train) to Onomichi around 10am. Onomichi is in the Hiroshima prefecture and is about 85km away.   Unfortunately I missed the train and had to wait until 11:20. This wasn't too bad, as there is a major department…

30th January – transit from Niseko to Hiroshima

This morning was another early start, this time to commence the next leg of my travels.   The bus from Niseko to Sapporo left at 9:00 and arrived at the airport around 11:30. The scenery on that journey was truly exquisite. It started snowing quite heavily 5 minutes in, which was nice but also made…