So, it’s finally happening. You know how when you start to REALLY get into this anime stuffs and in a wave of passion you declare that you’re going to Japan only to have the reality of life smack you down? Yeah. Suck it, reality. For two weeks (may 14/15-28), I am gonna EFF UP JAPAN.
Now I’ve been out of country before (England) but I was a wee lad and I was with my family. This time, I’m all by myself. Problem with going by myself -and considering that it’s me- is that I’m pretty noobish to this traveling abroad thing. I have no idea what to do. So here I am, asking the community I once considered as close as a brother/sister -now you guys are more like a cousin- for some help.
What do I bring? Practical things like a plug adapter? Impractical things like my Aya Hirano photobook in case I randomly run into her? Do you have tips? Keep one of those lame ass traveler’s packs? Bring a credit card? I need to look up what traveler’s checks are. Where should I go? If you’ve been to Japan already, tell me things I should know!
I still have 6 weeks or so to prepare but right now, I am TOTALLY unprepared. Once again, I turn to the ani-blogosphere. Dont let me down.
I’ve already created a list of places to go/things to do. Here it is thus far:
- Go to Harajuku
- Go to Shibuya
- Go to a Don Quijote
- Hit on every girl I see
- Go to an Onsen
- Feel at home in Akiba
- Ride a ferris wheel
- See a festival/fireworks
- Visit Hokkaido’s northern-most post and cry, thinking of Takemoto.
- Walk the riverbank/countryside
- Eat mayo-based foods
- Sakura viewing
- Visit a temple
- Sing my heart out at Karaoke
- Buy a ridiculous costume
That’s it thus far. Help me out.
Also, finally caved in and got a twitter: GreatoSenseiVu. Get it? Cos I’m a teacher and it has “Os” in the middle. Thank you, thank you. Yeah, I still got it.