It was a long time coming. We were talking and thinking about it forever. At some point, we even started detailed planning and booking hotels. But there was always something that would stop us. The worst reminder of all those failed plans were two Japan guide books sitting on my bookshelf, with colour coded pages and notes about places we wanted to see. I hid them away from my sight for some time, out of sight out of mind.
Then we moved to Melbourne and when I was unpacking my office I deliberately put them on a shelf I could see from my desk. And told to myself, the next “Japan on sale” day comes, I’m buying plane tickets. And here I am 6 weeks later with tickets to Tokyo for February. Happy as can be.
As first timers in Japan, we’ve decided to stick just to Tokyo. There is probably more to see (and eat) than we’ll be able to during 10 days, but it should give as a good feel of the country.
Now I’m spending all my spare time researching – places to see, eat, drink, experience, photograph, shop at – it goes on and on. So far I found this article – A guide to a first Tokyo trip to be very helpful and well written. And I may also do most of the things suggested in this video (by Migrationology):
And I absolutely adore this video (by Kristina Childs):