The Shimanami Kaido – Japan’s Best Cycling Route

Designated as one of the seven best bike routes in the world by CNN, we were determined to discover the Shimanami Kaido on our Shikoku roundtrip in the summer. Not only did we have high expectations, but this trip turned out to be one of our best holiday experiences in Japan. Getting Started The Shimanami…

Miyajima Island

Ever since I started researching the best places to visit in Japan, Miyajima Island with its floating red torii gate caught my eye and I was so grateful that we could easily visit the island by train and ferry from Hiroshima. We left Hiroshima early at around 8 a.m., but not early enough to get…

Hiroshima, a city of history and beauty

It‘s day four of our spring break holidays and after spending three cold days in Fukuoka by the sea, we finally arrived in beautiful, sunny Hiroshima. On first impression, it had already surpassed my expectations and charmed us with beautiful tree lined streets. Those streets that many people thought would not grow any plants again…