Monday, September 14, 2009

Planning Japan

For a few years now, my yearning to have a holiday in Japan has been growing stronger and stronger. I have kept a little notebook with tidbits from newspapers and experiences friends have had, have taken books from the library, and generally get excited every time I watch Iron Chef. Well, I am pleased to tell you that my trip is actually going to happen, next March. We are going to go for a month, and are currently working out where we want to visit and what we want to do. Currently my list includes (and stay tuned as we update our itinerary)...


Having a Kaiseki-Ryori meal, a very posh Japanese degustation meal. Possibly in Kyoto.



Seeing the Sakura (Cherry Blossoms). We are planning to go at just the right time to catch them at their best.

Seeing the snow monkeys in a little village near Nagano, where they laze around in the hot spas.

This is only the tip of the iceberg! I look forward to sharing our planning with you and would love to hear of anyone's experiences or travel tips!

5 comments:

Cloud said...

I'm heading to Japan in February for the month! I'll be going to the Yuki-Matsuri (Snow & Ice festival) and may also be paying a visit to the snow monkeys!

Jan said...

Ooh, how exciting!

planettreasures said...

you are lucky! i've always wanted to go to Japan too!

ruby-jo said...

How exciting!! I have always wanted to go to Japan. I am sure you will have a fantastic time.

myf said...

i'll be following your posts as i'm planning for japan too (10 days in mid march, yay). i think we'll stay close to tokyo.