Welcome to the third and final post about my Japan journey!
In this section I'll talk about my time in Kyoto, Nara, Koyasan, and Hiroshima.
Welcome to Part 2 of my 25 day Japan extravaganza!
So far we've quickly visited Nagano, Tokyo, and Nikko. Read on for my itinerary through Hakone, Nagoya, Takayama and Kanazawa!
This was a big one.
(So big in fact it had to be split up into three parts!)
I have a long personal history with Japan, starting with participating in a 2-week foreign exchange program when I was in Jr. High school to Asahikawa, Japan, located in Hokkaido (the big, northernmost island). But even before then I was already dabbling in learning the language, and have been studying off and on to this day!
So finally, after 14 years, it was time to go back! This time as a fully functioning adult!
Since this would be my first time exploring Honshu, the main island of Japan, I wanted to hit lots of the stereotypical 'touristy' things. Even though I know many of those might not be the coolest or most unique things to do... I feel like you just have to see some of them while you're there. I mean, there must be a reason those things are so popular, right?
I spent over 6 months planning this trip. I'll tell you all about the things that went well, the things that didn't go so well, and some things I learned about traveling in Japan.
So let's jump right in!
Breakdown . . .
Here's the itinerary I created for myself :
Sophie is a video game developer who has a variety of passions including yoga, traveling, and photography.