Shiranne and I will be going on a vacation to Japan from October 12 to November 3. During that time, we’ll be staying in the following areas. We’ve got a few schedule constraints because of Jewish holidays, but hey that’s cool:
October 12 – 14: Minato, Tokyo
We’ll be near Chabad Tokyo and celebrating Sukkot.
October 15 – 16: Takayama, Gifu
We’ll probably hike in both Kiso Valley and Shokawa Valley, and check out the Doburoku Festival.
October 17 – 19: Shinjuku, Tokyo
Chillin for Shabbat, seeing them crazy Harajuku folk, and perhaps seeing Shugo Tokumaru in concert.
October 20 – 21: Chuo, Kobe
Celebrating Simchat Torah, but probably also squeezing in a visit to Osaka Castle and Nara.
October 22 – 25: Shimogyo, Kyoto
Staying for a long time, but probably traveling to Iga-Ueno for a day to see the ninja museum. Checking out the A-Bar upon a friend’s suggestion. Also trying to catch the Jidai and Kurama matsuris.
October 26 – 27: Minami, Hiroshima
Stopping off at Kurashiki, and visiting Miyajima Island.
October 28 – Nov 3: Chiyoda, Tokyo
Our last stop; staying for a week. Probably doing a lot of traveling, a few destinations being Himeji, Hakone, Akiyoshidai, Hiraizumi, Mashiko. Also try to go to the Meiji Shrine fall festival. We’ll be staying really close to Akihabara, which should be some geeky fun.
So that’s the skeletal structure! How expensive!!! If anyone has any suggestions feel free to throw ’em out there.