Hiroshima Peace Museum– Photo below is of the one building left partially standing after the explosion. It has been reinforced and now serves as a visual reminder of the devastation caused by an atomic bomb.
Kabuki Performance– Kabuki is a classical Japanese dance-drama. Kabuki theatre is known for the stylization of its drama and for the elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers.
Kamogawa Odori Performance Kyoto– No photos can be taken during the show. This photo is of the advertisement hanging outside the venue.
Nippon Professional Baseball- In Japan they have “beer girls” who run up and down the stadium offering beer for purchase.
Beautiful Buddhist Temple Photos-
Todaiji Temple in Nara- includes the largest indoor Buddha statueKoyasan- mountain top with 117 Buddhist Temples. We stayed overnight at Fudouin.
Peaceful Shinto Shrine Photos-
Photo- Small Shinto Shrine tucked into a downtown Tokyo street in the Ginza DistrictPhoto- Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto is one of the most well known Japanese shrines due to its many red torii gates.
My favorite food- souffle pancakes at A Happy Pancake (Tokyo and Osaka
Japan Rail Pass is an economical way to travel on multiple train trips in Japan (including bullet trains). Must be purchased in advance of your trip and can be done online. A voucher will be sent to your U.S. home and then is exchanged for the actual Rail Pass in Japan. With a Rail Pass, seat reservations can be made on specific trains. Visitors can also purchase one-way/roundtrip train tickets at the train station.