I took the night bus through Willer Express from Shinjuku Station to Kobe on Friday night. It left at 10:15 PM and arrived at 6:30 in the morning. This cost me about 7,000 JPY which is a good deal compared to taking a shinkansen which would have cost maybe about 18,000 JPY. I don't sleep very well on buses so it was a bit torturous but I think it is a really good and cost effective transportation option for travel within Japan.
I hope you enjoy my photos from the trip. I took so many so please click through to see them. I had a really wonderful time and recommend visiting both these places if you ever have the chance!
|風見鶏の館 (The Weathercock House)|
|nabe for dinner at an izakaya|
|notice about the appearance of the A-bomb Dome (see below)|
|Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students- my favorite monument in Hiroshima|
|The most interesting vending machine I've ever seen selling dashi soup stock with a fish inside!|
|Hiroshima famous food 牡蠣 (kaki / oysters)|
|yummy desserts at a cafe in Hiroshima Parco|
My favorite part of my trip was visiting Itsukushima/Miyajima island! I knew that it had the Itsukushima Shrine but everything else was a surprise to me. Deer are my favorite animal so I was so excited that there were many friendly ones here similar to in Nara. This island is so beautiful and is definitely one of my new favorite places in Japan.
|nigiri ten (fried fish paste)|
|"girl power UP" charms|
|Megan and Sayaka with a deer|
There are many things I didn't have the chance to do in Hiroshima that I would love to go back and see. The museum closed so early that I wasn't able to visit in the short time I was there. Anyway, I had so much fun and hope you enjoyed seeing my photos.