My trip to Japan and Germany in June has been booked and paid for - I'm so excited! Now I need to work out an itinerary for Japan. I'll be focusing on the northern Honshu and Hokkaido areas, looking at loads of parks, temples, castles, onsen and 'wildernessy' areas. I'm hoping to stay in ryokan for much of the trip, but not sure how to get up-to-date information and reviews. Next trip will be a southern trip to catch up with pen-friends and see Kyoto and Nara.
Now, I have a date by which I must improve my Japanese vocabulary and listening comprehension!! It's so much easier to read and write in Japanese that it is to hear and respond. ;>