Japan Day 1

Day 1 of our epic 3 week Japan trip began on the Shinkansen (bullet train) as we made our way from Tokyo to Osaka. The Shinkansen was a spacious welcome after being cooped up on a plain for over 10 hours. It was also the first time we used our Japan Rail Pass, which we soon realised was an awesome investment for our trip. The train ride was smooth, quiet, and comfortable and it let me see a glimpse of the awesome scenery that was to come. Our first meal was a cold bento box (a mistake I’d never make …