Friday, November 2, 2012

On A Short Journey To Japan and a Change of Seasons


Shinkyo Bridge, Nikko


Its almost the change of seasons and colorful fall foliage happening in Japan, and I’ve booked a solo vacation trip to visit the whole country from top to bottom. Mostly traveling by Shinkasen, their superfast bullet trains that will take you away from the major metropolitan cities to the Japanese countryside, their alps or the coastal and inlet areas within a very short timeframe. I’ve always been attracted to riding by train and I know the Japanese have perfected their public transportation systems to be accurate and smooth.

I’m hoping that this will be an adventure filled with lots of activities, planned or spontaneous. Most of the journey will include touring some exciting cities and world heritage sites, and I have left time open for discovery and just enjoying the moment in areas I would like to spend more time in.

Visiting a new country gives many new impressions of their lifestyle and culture, their cuisine, history, art and religion. The diverse topography and living conditions, along the many different people that you meet always add to a unique and learned experience.

My eyes, ears and mouth are wide open for this journey like the famous three monkeys up in Nikko that ‘Hear no evil, speak no evil, and see no evil’. I’ll probably spot them somewhere on my journey visiting Nikko and the beautiful countryside up there just starting to turn their fall colors as we speak.

Stay tuned to my postings on my travels to exciting Japan, it will be an amazing adventure.

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