March 30, 2017

I love it in a foreign country if someone asks me directions as if I’m a native and not the gauche tourist I am. It means I can melt into the background to observe and photograph.

It’s definitely not going to happen in Japan. We don’t look Japanese or speak Japanese, a...

March 26, 2017

This post expands a little on the itinerary I outlined in my first post.... I've booked the flights, one ryokan, tours and guides, and accommodation for our week in Tokyo.  Inside Japan has booked trains and the other accommodation.

photo courtesy Qantas

FLIGHTS:  We've...

March 19, 2017

For this post I feel like typing just  EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK, carry-on only?

I've always thought that carry-on and wardrobe are mutually exclusive terms! But let's do it. Let's take only carryon to Japan. You with me?

Shinkansen photo Wikimedia commons

Why do it at all? F...

March 7, 2017

To start the ball rolling, I took the only available dates at a lovely Zen ryokan which had stolen my heart, and after that, I could see we'd have to take what accommodation was still available.

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