It’s 10am in Amsterdam right now and I’m considering heading to the airport already, because the house next door is being renovated and I think they’re about to drill right through my wall. Which isn’t the most zen situation to start ones journey.
My trip starts and ends in Narita/Tokyo (on October 14) and I’ll be visiting Osaka, Kyoto and perhaps Kobe and Nara. Definitely Yokohama. I’m interested in modern, urban life more than traditional so I may skip Nara if I’ve had enough of temples in Kyoto. My itinerary may also change due to a ‘Super” typhoon that’s apparently heading for Japan and is expected to hit the mainland this weekend.
If I don’t succumb to jetlag, expect my first posts from Japan to cover the fish market in Tsujiki as I intend to join the queue for the tuna auction at 4.30am on Saturday morning and then enjoy a sushi breakfast before catching the Shinkansen to Osaka.