Taking the Shinkansen to Shin-Osaka, here’s our one week trip around Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Hiroshima. Visiting Fushima Inari, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Dotonbori, Miyajima and other temples, shrines and tourist attractions!

From our month in Japan, we decided to explore more of the country using our Japan Rail Passes and visit Osaka. Being based in Osaka for a week, we were able to visit the other cities of Kyoto, Kobe and Hiroshima via the Shinkansen bullet train. In Kyoto, we visited the hillside shrine of 10,000 red gates – Fushimi Inari along with the bamboo forest in Arashiyama via the Hozugawa river cruise. In Kobe, we tasted some of the most tender beef in the world: Kobe Beef. In Hiroshima, we spent time at the national peace memorial museum to learn about the devastating effects of the nuclear bomb dropped at the end of World War Two; as well as visiting the shrine in the sea at Miyajima.

Taking photos in Japan is so easy as it’s such a beautiful country. You can see what we got up to in more detail in our blog post here.