Himeji, Japan

Day Trip to Himeji (姫路) – Castles, Gardens & Temples

Himeji is a City in the Kansai region of Japan, in the Hyogo Prefecture. It is easily accessible from Kyoto or Osaka (see below) and makes a brilliant day trip. My top picks for a day-trip to Himeji are just three places which should be in any visit list to this region. Himeji is home… Continue reading Day Trip to Himeji (姫路) – Castles, Gardens & Temples

England, Europe

Windsor Castle, Berkshire

I think a visit to the UK or London is never complete without a trip to Windsor, the home of the historic Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle, built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, is the residence of the British Royal family for over 1000 years and is said to be the Queen’s favourite… Continue reading Windsor Castle, Berkshire

Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima & Itsukushima Shrine/Miyajima Island – 2 Days

Hiroshima is a vibrant modern city, having risen from its ashes of the past. It is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, located in the southwest of Japan’s Honshu Island. Hiroshima's natural beauty can be seen in its impressive Chugoku Mountains to the north and the clear waters of the Seto Inland Sea in the south.… Continue reading Hiroshima & Itsukushima Shrine/Miyajima Island – 2 Days

Hiroshima, Japan, Miyajima Island

Hiroshima-Miyajima Island

From Hiroshima, a short ferry ride of ten-minutes from Miyajimaguchi Pier (see below for information on access) takes you to the Island of Itsukushima or Miyajima. However, I took the forty-five-minute World Heritage Sea Route by Aqua Net ferry from Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park to Miyajima. From a distance you can already see the iconic… Continue reading Hiroshima-Miyajima Island