Japan Part 3: Kyoto and Nara

Ok, so this post has been a long time coming (almost 10 months in fact!).  After our stay on Miyajima we hopped on a train up to Kyoto.  I was really looking forward to going here, I had read so much about it and the history (geeky I know) and wanted to see these places…

Japan Part 2: Miyajima

Late afternoon, after tearing ourselves away from Hiroshima we took a short train ride and ferry (all included in the handy Japan rail pass!) to Miyajima, which is a small island just off the coast, and home to the Itsukushima Shrine for which it is famous.  On arrival our hosts collected us and transported us…