Japan 2013: Day 5 Leaving Osaka & Onto Kobe Part 1

DAY 5: MONDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2013 As per my tweet, am really looking foward moving on to a new city - Kobe after 3 days of Osaka (together with a mix of Hiroshima and Nara)! However one last thing to do in Osaka - sushi breakfast at Endo Sushi (located at Osaka's Central Wholesale market). … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 5 Leaving Osaka & Onto Kobe Part 1

Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 1

DAY 4: SUNDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2013 A shorter day with significantly lesser activities as compared to previous 2 days (Day 2 and 3). Slept in a bit later (till around 8am). Woke up, spent some time on my iPad doing some surfing and researching for the day's intended itinerary. Also needed to pack my luggage … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 1

Japan 2013: Day 3 Hiroshima & Miyajima Part 1

DAY 3: SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2013 Day trip to Hiroshima & Miyajima Island via shinkansen from Shin-Osaka! Early start to the day again as it is a 90min (i.e. 1 and 1/2 hour) shinkansen ride, not forgetting that I need to take 1 stop from Osaka to Shin-Osaka (where the shinkansen station is) as I … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 3 Hiroshima & Miyajima Part 1

Japan 2013: Day 2 Osaka Part 1

DAY 2: FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 2013 Leaving For Osaka on this day! As planned, reserved a seat on the Shinkansen Hikari 461 departing for Shin-Osaka at 0710 Hrs.  So targetted to wake up around 0530 Hrs and check out before 0630 Hrs in order to take the train to Shinagawa (1 stop from Oimachi). Better … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 2 Osaka Part 1