Adapting to the Japanese Culture Even though I am raised in a western country (Canada) I thought adapting to the Japanese culture would be easy since I have Asian background. How wrong I am. Japanese Customs: Unwritten Rules When I first arrived, I stayed with my friend Haruka’s family for a few days. I knew that Japanese …
Onomichi has lots of temples. Here are a few of them: Trip planning for Japan? Trip planning can be stressful. I’ve used the Lonely Planet Japan 14th Ed.: 14th Edition on this trip and it has helped me loads. If you plan on buying one anyway, why not purchase through my affiliate link? Thanks!
Onomichi is a small port city in the Hiroshima Prefecture. I stay here for 4 nights to explore Hiroshima and its surroundings because I couldn’t find a suitable accommodation in Hiroshima city itself. This will be first of 3 posts on Onomichi! Along with a magnificent view, here are some of the things I discover in
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum My friends suggest to me that the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum depicts an omniscient view of the war, not one-sided, that it was well done. I think I’m missing something. Or maybe I’m expecting more, like the omniscient view that Japan played a hostile role in World War II. It isn’t that kind of omniscient. It’s omniscient in that it
Miyajima Island houses the Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is very accessible from Hiroshima. I use the JR Seishun 18 Pass* to get there, and it allows me to take the JR ferry across as well! *Seishun 18 Pass provides 5 days of unlimited JR rides. They do not need to be consecutive days,