June 10

Japan Vacation 2016 (part2) – Lovin’ Osaka and Kyoto

After 4 days in Tokyo, we continued our Japan adventure in Osaka!

From Tokyo, we took a two-hour bullet train ride to Osaka. I have always been curious with how fast  these popular trains of Japan are. Boy, it was really fast! Like we are zooming past everything!

Bullet train was a comfortable ride, even for the kids. The seat spaces are big, as well as the leg room.  There are lavatories on both ends of the train. Most of the passenger have packed lunch and sandwiches that they ate on the train. But in case you do not have food with you, there are trolleys going around where you can buy snacks like sandwiches, chips, drinks and even ice cream!

TIP: In bullet trains, passengers are allowed to bring-in only one cabin size luggage due to the limited space available. Thus, it is best to have your big luggage shipped from your location, for us, Tokyo to Osaka. Inquire from your hotel for these luggage transfers at a fee. It usually takes 24 hours for the luggage to arrive so make sure to pack in your bullet train luggage, your essentials and valuables as well as clothing for at least 48 hours.

In Tokyo, Daddy S and I were thinking of how we can include Mt. Fuji in our busy itinerary. But since it will not be anywhere near our itinerary, we decided to let go of the plan. But lucky for us, during the train ride, we passed by Mt Fuji! It was such a treat!

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