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.
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?)
revisiting some of the same places as last time – wandering Akihabara, Tokyo Station, Fushimi Inari Taisha
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
and maybe head out to Nikko or Kamakura~
Things I Want to Buy:
eco powder for used cooking oil (Katamete-pon)
Bull Dog sauce
heated toilet seat?
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!)