A little more than a month ago I’ve been to Japan with three friends. As the related blog post is already long overdue I guess I’ll get right into it. Maybe this post will be of purpose to someone looking for pointers while planning their journey to the Land of the Rising Sun. Nevertheless I’m trying to keep it short as it’s my first blog post ever… Yeah welcome to the year 2013 ;)
We drove around using the JR-pass and the local subways and buses. When making reservations for the Shinkansen it’s best to make use of the Hyperdia App. Just open the connection you’d like to use on the display and show it to the staff. They will print the tickets and book the seat-reservations. If you’re ever short of money just skip some of the temples and castles (philistines might blabber “if you’ve seen one of them you’ve seen all of ‘em”). Rather use the money for the different parks which were visited by a lot less people and were inviting you to just sit there and marvel at the surroundings.
The following is a map of were we’ve been. We used 18 days for the route, 4 of these we spent in Tokyo.
The following pictures were shot by CrispyCrunch and are chronologically unsorted.
Half an hour later…
Neko-san is not amused about the fact most parks are closing between 17 and 18 pm…
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
View from above some climbing later And back down
Local drumming contest
Train station somewhere in Osaka
Apparently you’re not supposed to eat the head… lame!
Fuji-san through the train window
Yours truly on the right
Pics or it didn’t happen!
After all it has definitely been worth the trip. I guess I’ll create a blog post about the food later on.