We were making plans to tour Japan in 1982-83 when we discovered I was pregnant. Ooops, that tour will have to wait – and wait it did, for 31 years.
So now we have reached Japan, and on a tour managed by a travel agent back home, without guides to show us the way but a 13 page document of how to get there and what to see when we do. This sounds like an interesting challenge. Our suggested itinerary takes in…
- Miyajima Island
- Osaka – actually, we didn’t get there
- Tokyo – with day trips to:
And so the challenge was to get to all (or even some) of these places.
It turned out to be a great adventure, where we tamed the Shinkansen and Tokyo’s metro, managed the rain and the sunshine, ate amazing food and met some delightful people – mostly students who wanted to practice their English.
So here is a map…