While Matt’s away us girls will play, and we did, in mainland Japan…
As some of you already know Matt spent the majority of this year away for work. Thankfully he is now home, which is probably the reason why I have got my blogging mojo back since we have been out and about exploring a whole lot more.
Don’t get me wrong the girls and I did plenty while Matt was away but our Okinawa adventures just weren’t the same without him!
There was one particularly fun filled week where we headed to mainland Japan for Eden’s school Spring Break.
We flew from Okinawa to Osaka where we spent a few nights in a small, but perfect for us, AirBnB property before getting the Shinkansen (i.e. the bullet train) down to Hiroshima for a couple nights which was the perfect base to make a day trip to beautiful Miyajima.
So that this post isn’t a complete photo overload I am just going to focus on the first part of our trip; Osaka.
I actually had no desire to go to Osaka and the only reason we ended up visiting was thanks to an amazing airfare sale that I couldn’t refuse!
Once we arrived I realized I was wrong to dismiss it and I actually would love to return, with Matt of course!
Since this trip was all about the girls we approached things a little different and I basically gave them the choice of what we did and our time there went a little something like this; play parks, Nara, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka Castle, Tempozan Ferris Wheel, LegoLand Discovery Centre & of course plenty of ramen.
We also got to spend a morning as part of fun cultural exchange hosted by Kids Travel Japan however I will save that awesomeness for another post, in the mean time a few more photos since I know a couple of you (Mr & Mrs C!) have been missing photos of our girls!