our JR (Japan Rail) Pass we can use the
japanese railway system for one week
without any additional cost.
the JR Travel Center we booked our trip to
5 very comfortable hours in the Shinkansen
bullet train we arrived quite relaxed in
upon arrival we went to the travel
information in the train station and
booked our accomodation for the
very helpful employees of these
information centers in Japan try very hard
to please every customer even if language
might be a problem sometimes.
local supermarket was where we bought
lunch-boxes for a picnic in the Peace
would be amazed to see the vast variety of
ready made japanese dishes covering many
styles of japanese food (ranging from
Sashimi to Soba and Tempura)..
Atomic Bomb Dome and the Peace Memorial
Museum are well worth a visit while being
times for the next tram were used very
travellers taking a power-nap.)
you recognize the Japan-Tour Team T-Shirt
used the Rail Pass to go via train and
ferry boat to the lovely island Miyajima
in Hiroshima Bay.
can admire the big entrance gate `Otorii
Gate` which is surrounded by the shallow
water in front of the temple already from
the ferry boat.
It is recognized as part of the world
heritage by UNESCO.
Gate forms the entrance to the Itsukushima
Shrine, which is said to be one of the
three most beautiful places in
we learned that after making a small
donation you have to clap your hands twice
in front of Shinto-shrines in order to
make a wish.
At the buddhist temple located just a
couple of yards from the shrine you are
NOT supposed to clap your
our day trip involving quite a lot of
walking in the hot and very humid climate
we looked for a good but reasonably priced
Luckily we found the restaurant of Ms
Nobumoto who served us the local
is kind of a Hiroshima-style omelette
consisting of a lot of vegatables, eggs
and meat with a yummy sauce.
abut 450 Yen (some 4 US$) per person we
had plenty of good food and finished our
first day `in style`.
liked the `at-home` atmosphere and the
friendliness of Ms Nobumoto very much.
Want to give it a try, too?
phone: 082-292 80 29
Puzzler` (Are you a Japan
impressions and curiosities as a daily Q
What is the blue object under the car
: just click on the photo)