Don't Eat With Your Mouth Full

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I suppose this was inevitable...
Well, I've been and gone and booked myself a trip to Japan. It's the first foreign travel at my own expense (or wholly so) that I've done since January 2011, and that was just a Ryanair hop to Dublin, so my eyes are still watering - but a week's gap opened up in my work schedule just around sakura time, and I must needs enter.

What will befall me in Tokyo, Kyoto and Hakone? Will my Japanese be up to it? Will I find a nice yukata? Join me here in March/April 2015 to find out...

That's so exciting! How long's the flight?

Two hours from Bristol to Amsterdam, then just another 10...

That's wonderful! I lived in Kyoto, and later, in Machida (a city outside of Tokyo), and have such lasting, wonderful memories--you will have a lovely time.

Thank you! I will probably be asking for lots advice and suggestions between now and then...

When are you off?

We get as far as Rome next month.

Not till Easter next year - but you'll be sick of hearing about it long before that.

Not too sick.

This town's the home town of Anjin Sama (aka William Adams) and twinned with Yokusaka! :o)

Have loads of fun! And don't forget to watch the sakura flutter down.

---L.

I shall be sure to, and to be reminded of my own mortality the while.

I look forward to reading about your adventures!

I look forward to having them, and living to tell the tale!

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That's quite an offer!

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w00t! I've not been to Kyoto. I went to Kamakura instead. A long, long time ago.

I'm excited!

Ooh, have a wonderful time! I've been to Japan three times and would love to go again some day - still so much to see there. I realise you will probably be asking for recommendations later, but I would just mention the manga museum in Kyoto because when I was in Kyoto it was closed for New Years', and at least I could then enjoy it vicariously :) (Christmas and New Years in Japan was otherwise amazing, but I would have liked to see the museum as well!).

I shall definitely look out for the manga museum - I hadn't heard about that!

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