Two more months till Japan, but the plans/route/everything is still in flux and my wishlist is growing by the day. Today’s I am sharing the latest:
A visit to Studio Ghibli. If it was up to me this trip would be built around visiting Studio Ghibli related places
Of course the famous Tokyo landmarks are on my list … Because you know, I am such a savvy traveller
A photo session at one of those purikura booths is a must, right?
Wander around the Bamboo Forest
Explore the remarkably well stocked vending machines.
Eat all the curries (and yes … although sushi just doesn’t do it for me, I will of course give it a try)
Feed bunnies or have tea with owls. Which I probably won’t do because I don’t like the use of animals for tourism, but that doesn’t stop the intrigue
Have Pancake Days in Harajuku
So…there is such a thing as a Pokemon Centre and it must be visited!
See if I can handle Shibuya Crossing during rush hour
Go to a drugstore and check their make-up and beauty products, plus stock up on all the sheet masks
Catch the last bit of cherry blossom season
Cry at Hachiko’s Statue
Spend a day or two at a monastery
I heard they won’t let you leave the country without having tried karaoke, so I’ll just have to show them what Tea is made of on the mic
Stroll around the geisha district in Kyoto
Sleep in a capsule hotel … I don’t think I will actually do it because the idea I have to close it like a sealed coffin gives me the creeps (I’m not a vampire!)
Ride on the Shinkansen
Get confused with all the extra functions of a toilet
Stay at a ryokan guesthouse, because it’s traditional and would give me an sneak peek into Japanese life
Wander around a Japanese supermarket and see how many noodles and green tea products I can find
And last but not least another big cliché – sleep at the Park Hyatt…but a whiskey in their bar is fine too.
Have you been to Japan or is it on your wishlist?