Japan Day 11

Sadly, today we spent our last couple hours at our ryokan. After enjoying a traditional Japanese breakfast, we went back to our room, packed our belongings and sat around to soak up our last moments in this amazing place. After we said our goodbyes to the lovely staff who were more than awesome, we took a ferry to Miyajima, which is a small island less than an hour from Hiroshima. We wondered the streets bumping into some more deer. Unfortunately these deer were considered feral and we were advised not to feed these ones. After getting some snacks and browsing …

Japan Day 10

Today we went to the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine to see its thousands of tori gates. The imagery was something you’d see out of a Japan travel brochure. After we were all torii’d out, we went back to Gion to stay at the Ryokan we booked for one night. A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. We wanted to experience Japan to its fullest and I must say, this really let us do that. The ryokan we chose was called the Yuzuya Hotel. Walking through the font doors alone was a sensory overload. It seemed like we were instantly transported …