Tag: old-city

Okayama: Gateway to Chugoku and Shikoku Photo of the beautiful old town of Kurashiki, Okayama

Okayama is often overshadowed by its much more famous neighbor, Hiroshima, but it has plenty to offer in its own right. In addition to hosting the second largest city in the Chugoku region, Okayama City, it also serves as a primary transport hub connecting the Sanyo Shinkansen line with rail lines going to Shikoku.

Nara: City of Temples – Part 1 Nara: City of Temples Part1

Quite possibly the most common conversation I have with friends and family planning trips through Japan (right after ‘please base as few assumptions on cartoons as possible), is that they shouldn’t give Nara a visit, instead of a total focus on Kyoto.