Saturday, 13 March 2010

Adventure progress report [Originally posted 13 Mar 2010]

Well, my Rail Pass arrived, which is the first physical evidence of this whole thing starting to happen... Quite exciting :)  I'm trying not to think of how much this thing costs...

  Exciting!
I've also managed to get a ticket for the Studio Ghibli museum in Mitaka on the 9th April which should be awesome :)

Each morning I've been reading more of the Rough Guide to Japan and marking down places that I'd like to visit. So far I've got places like Nagoya (for its robot museum and good noodles - tebasaki) Togakushi (Ninja museum!)  then Kanbayashi-Onsen to see the snow monkeys, if they're still around...

I really want to get some time in Kyoto as it sounds fascinating but accomodation might be really difficult. It's quite near Nara and Kobe, but neither of those are worth spending more than a few hours in by the looks of it. I think three days in Kyoto would be about right but when? Going to have a look at hostels this afternoon and see what's available...

~aFx