So this has been a pretty exciting first week in Japan. I thought I would do a general overview of what has been going on.
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Flying budget airlines is always a bit of a risk. Saving on a flight often means taking a hit in customer service or comforts. Smaller seats, less leg room and paying through the nose for anything extra is something you’ll no doubt look forward too.
However, what I came up against with JetStar was crappy service beyond anything I had expected.
I never sleep well in a sitting position. Whether it’s on a train a plane or even a Lazy Boy recliner, I have almost zero chance of falling asleep.
However, the first leg of our trip was going to require 36 hours of time in the air, so if I wasn’t going to be able to catch at least a few Z’s, I was going to give new meaning to the term “walking dead.”
As I sit here writing this post, our upcoming Asian adventure is only a day away. So with a mix of panic and excitement I’m trying to work through a list of last minute things to do before we fly.
Here are some of my tips on how to make last minute travel preparation a little less stressful.
Every once and a while we’re going to be bringing you some short interviews with people who either live in or who have traveled to Japan. You’ll learn through their experiences some great travel tips or things to do and see while in Japan.
Today we’re going to ask a few questions from our one-time Japanese teacher Asami who now lives in Osaka.
Let’s get to it!
I’ve always been a fan of guide books. Before a trip I tend to devour a guide book cover-to-cover multiple times. I figure if I don’t, I’ll miss some super important site or event and my trip will be a complete waste.
Of course, basing your entire trip on guide book recommendations is not a great way to travel, either. So today we’re going to look at Frommer’s guide book to Japan to see what it has to offer the Japan traveler.
Our trip is coming up really fast now. I’ve been slowly collecting our clothing and other items in area for packing. To start though, we decided on what to take on our carry on. What will make this trip more endurable as we will be about 36 hours in the air plus time in airports.
December to February brings on the winter season in Japan. From skiing to snow sculpture building, Japan has a ton of winter activities to enjoy (also check out our post on what to do in Japan in spring).
Here’s our rundown on things to do in Japan in winter and some outstanding winter photographs from Flickr.