Japan, Day 9: Universal Studios (Osaka)

MARCH 14, 2017 The day we have been waiting for because 1) theme park rides, and 2) HARRY POTTER LAND! We left our Airbnb early and arrived at the theme park at around 9AM. Hello UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN! Good thing we already bought our tickets online + Express Pass Standard 4 because the lines were …

Japan, Day 8: Nara >> Osaka

MARCH 13, 2017 Another daytrip that we did from Osaka was to visit Nara. Our train ride was about an hour and a half, which gave us enough time to sleep because we woke up early. NARA KOEN was our first destination but we were confused where to get off (while on the bus) so …

Japan, Day 7: Himeji >> Osaka

MARCH 12, 2017 Our 2nd daytrip was in Himeji, almost 2 hours away from Osaka by train. From Himeji Station, we rode the Himeji Castle Loop Bus which looked like an old-fashioned bus… Our main stop here was the famous HIMEJI CASTLE (UNESCO), which is also known as “shirasagi-jo” or “white heron castle”. It was …

Japan, Day 6: Kobe >> Osaka

MARCH 11, 2017 Time for our daytrip in KOBE! After about an hour and a half of train ride, we reached Kobe-Sannomiya Station. We bought onigiri and bread for a quick breakfast before walking to our first destination – MAIKO MARINE PROMENADE. It is an observatory located right under AKASHI KAIKYO BRIDGE, the world’s longest …