Saturday, May 6, 2017

Visit Kosanji Temple in Ikuchijima Island & Granvia Hotel, Hiroshima


This's actually the first time for me in Ikuchijima Island, Hiroshima. As we are the tourists of Japan, we may think that Hiroshima is only well-known for its unforgotten historical site. However, Kosanji Temple is the place for those who are looking for the sanctuary of mind. 

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It was a long day for all of us Global Travel Bloggers, from Kobe to Hiroshima, now at Ikuchijima Island. All I could say was that I fell asleep all the way from the temple to the hotel afterwards. However, this place's worth a visit, because not only we could discover the art of the Japanese architecture, but also the real Japanese shops and houses along the way. Forget about the bustling life in Tokyo or Osaka, here at the island, everything's different! 



Fortunately, the sakura was in the full bloom :) Therefore, I got a chance to take lots of photos, which I had never thought I would be able to do it. Why? Because, I am from the fashion site...That's right, the world of Thai fashion blogger, who lives& breaths the "streetstyle" However, since I decided to become a travel blogger of The Equinox Fashion, it has changed the perspective of how I see things. I have become the person who are obsessed about the camera's lens. Even sell my photos online. Things always happen for a reason, right? 



Here at Kosanji temple, I love the combination of colors so much. Most Thai temples are all about marble and gold. However, the Japanese style is very different. Well, each country has its own style...So, I think it's very interesting to see the art I have never seen with my own eyes. From the world heritage's temple in Nepal, to here in Japan, I feel so lucky to be here. Actually, I feel so blessed that I am a reckless and stubborn person, because now I have got to travel and discover this world. 



However, we stayed a few nights at Granvia Hotel, Hiroshima, which I liked it actually. I got the twin room, and all the amenities were already prepared! Plus, the bed was so SOFT & bouncy! haha. What I liked about this hotel was that it is linked to the JR station directly. Therefore, it's very convenient to travel around Hiroshima! Well, I did the photoshoot at the station too, because it's just so clean! 



ถ้าพูดถึง Hiroshima บางคนก็จะนึกว่ามีแต่สถานที่ๆ สำคัญทางประวัติศาตร์ ซึ่งแก้วเองก็คิดแบบนั้นเหมือนกัน แต่ที่ Kosanji Temple ถือว่าเป็นอีกหนึ่งไฮไลท์ของงาน Global Travel Blogger Summit เลยก็ว่าได้ เพราะสถาปัตยกรรมสไตล์ญี่ปุ่นนั้นดูมีอะไรจริงๆ วัดบ้านเราก็สวยค่ะคือมันสวยคนละแบบ แต่อันนี้จะออกมีสีสัน โดยเฉพาะมาเจอช่วงซากุระบานแบบนี้ ถือว่าฟินในการถ่ายรูปเป็นอย่างมาก พวกเราบล็อกเกอร์ท่องเที่ยวใช้เวลาที่วัดนี้ประมาณสองชั่วโมงก่อนออกเดินทางเข้าเมืองฮิโรชิมะค่ะ คืนนี้พวกเรานอนกันที่โรงแรม Granvia Hotel Hiroshima โรงแรม Granvia ถือว่าค่อนข้างหรูทีเดียว ล็อบบี้กว้างและแต่งสวย ตัวห้องประทับใจค่ะ เพราะนอกจากผลิตภัณฑ์จะดีแล้ว แก้วว่าขนาดห้องก็ไม่แคบจนเกินไป แถมติดกับสถานีรถไฟ JR เลย ดังนั้นสะดวกสำหรับการเดินทางมากๆ 


37 comments :

  1. Wow! It's a beautiful place. I would love to visit there some day. Great shots of the flowers and the historical site. :)

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  2. These photos are so gorgeous !

    Sara
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  3. How wonderful you saw the full bloom! I have never been to Japan, therefore I loved this post! And the girls are really stylish :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  4. Hi Gail, thank you for sharing such beautiful photos. I would love to visit Hiroshima one day.
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    Miri

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  5. I've always wanted to visit Hiroshima! Maybe the next time I go to Japan! Great photos and you're lucky you got some sakura left during your visit!

    Tina
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  6. It's so beautiful, I would love to go there! Hope you enjoyed!

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  7. Wow how beautiful. I never imagined such places would exist in a spot so steeped with negativity from last events. I'm planning on visiting Tokyo (hopefully) in October. Your post is making me so excited and yearning to make it happen.

    Sxx
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  8. I've heard so many good things about Hiroshima and your pictures are beautiful. I love how spacious your room was - not something I'd associate with a Japanese hotel.

    T x

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  9. You are making me dream to go to Japan right now. It has been on my wishlist for long. Time to book xx
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  10. To be honest, Japan was never my dream destination but lately I've been changing my mind. I've been seeing some pictures of those places and right now I'm in love. Awesome post!

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  11. Lovely photos! Sakura season is so dreamy~~

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  12. What a beautiful place! Those cherry blossoms are so lovely. Thanks for sharing your time there.

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  13. Amazing photos, I need to go there some day!

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  14. Gail your shots are incredible- especially the ones of the blossom trees around the temple. I've always wanted to visit Japan and this place certainly looks worth visiting!

    Rachel xx
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  15. Wow love your pics they look great :)

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  16. Such a nice place!

    Neslihan xx
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  17. It's so lovely! The blossoms are amazing!

    Amy Ann
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  18. I can see why you'd see cos your photos are breathtaking. This sounds like such a fun outing. The hotel looks clean and nice. Boy my bucket list is getting longer!

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  19. The Cherry blossoms look absolutely stunning! Hope you had a good visit!

    -Didier
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  20. Impressive pictures!! I love Japan!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
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  21. Your pics are life! Amazing pics and you are having a great trip!
    Love,
    Nilu Yuleena Thapa
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  22. The cherry blossoms are absolutely breathtaking! I'm dying to go to Japan!
    xo
    Siffat
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  23. Japan is such a beautiful place and these amazing photos attest to it!

    Adrianna | http://mimamochi.com

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  24. great
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  25. The sakura trees are so beautiful! That alone makes me want to go to Japan! It looks like such an amazing place.

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  26. What a lovely travel experience! Those blossoms look so, so beautiful and how exciting this was your first visit to the island :)

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  27. Ohh wow, Japan is truly amazing. It's in my top 3 to visit, hope I'll make it soon.

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  28. These are so beautiful pictures. Love the hotel you stayed in.

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  29. Gosh, you're so lucky Sakura is in full bloom! Just back from Japan again & it was already ending but still, we caught some. Then again, our purpose was to shop this time. xoxo

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  30. Thank you for sharing this! The blossoms are gorgeous!

    xx

    Claire from Dresscape
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  31. cool post!!! The photos are amazing!

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  32. Such amazing photos! I miss Japan already! xx

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  33. This place is beautiful, I'm so jealous that you went somewhere so gorgeous! And wow, how amazing that you caught it in bloom, it's so pretty!

    Amy;
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  34. Great post, I like it :)

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  35. Fabulous photos, this temple is breathtaking ! Kisses :)

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