Japan was on my bucket list since forever. We just never got around going there. Until last year. Yay!
We had 9 days in which we could have tried to fit a whole itinerary. There’s so much to see in Japan! But I prefer slow travel. Meaning: taking a lot of time to be in one place, instead of doing the 1 day here, 1 day there, restless, busy-schedule travel thing.
It fits better with my limited energy, but I also like it, because it gives me a better feel of a place.
When you barely have time, you will limit yourself to the obvious tourist attractions. The must-see and must-do things. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But when you got the obvious out of the way (seen it, done it), then it’s time to explore the not so obvious.
The hidden gems, insider tips, secret places, things that take more effort, research, time and courage to explore.
So we spent 9 days in Tokyo. Ofcourse that’s not the same as living there, but 9 days is enough to give you a peek in what it means being a local.
Ofcourse we also want to visit Kyoto, Osaka and so many more places. But they will be for another trip… we hope….
I wrote a series of posts about Tokyo. So in case you are planning a trip, I hope my articles will be helpful!