18th-25th May 2016
I arrive in Kyoto earlier than I otherwise would have on the recommendation of a good friend. Apparently there’s a lot to do here. I also find out that the JR Pass I got covers not only the bullet train to Kyoto but also the train to Hiroshima and the JR ferry to Miyajima Island which everyone keeps raving about.
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11-18th May 2016
Japan was the first place I was expecting to really experience some culture shock. I didn’t know anything about the place other than their love of manga and anime and all things cute and techy. I’ve since learnt about some of the interesting history following the World Wars, including the fact that Japan wasn’t allowed an official army! As I did my final checks on the place I read how clean and safe the country is and that put me at ease.
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