Going Back

I didn’t think I’d ever get to use this blog again, but guess what? Hubby and I are going back to Japan!! I could not be more excited.

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This time, we’ve decided to time it to see the cherry blossoms. That’s something that was on my original must-do list, but we couldn’t make it work. Only problem is that the planning time is more rushed. We are aiming to go for the end of March/early April. I’ve got a lot of work to do. Like last time, I’m unemployed, so I’ve got the time. I’ve just been… in a funk. Extreme laziness is the main symptom. Better get started now.

My only ideas this time around, so far are:

hanami (cherry blossom viewing party crashing – Ueno Park?)

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revisiting some of the same places as last time – wandering Akihabara, Tokyo Station, Fushimi Inari Taisha

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Ghibli Museum (missed it last time – best to buy tickets at the same time as getting the JR pass because they sell out)

more temples and shrines

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Gundam Cafe

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Imperial Palace

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and maybe head out to Nikko or Kamakura~

Edo Wonderland

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Daibutsu

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Things I Want to Buy:

toilet slippers

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uwabaki

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eco powder for used cooking oil (Katamete-pon)

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Bull Dog sauce

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heated toilet seat?

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wagashi

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konpeito

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I love how I wrote out precise instructions on obtaining an exchange order for the JR pass. I was doing it to help out other people (even though no one reads this blog), but as it turns out, I helped myself. There is no way I would have remembered all that. I just hope the process hasn’t changed in 5 years. (Has it really been that long?!)

I’m still trying to update the days from my first trip… I SWEAR, I will stay on top of it this time around. Even if it’s just point form with pictures, I WILL post something every day when we’re there again.

(originally posted to Japan – Here I Come!)

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