25th November 2009
Location LOCATION: Japan

All this talk of Japan has made me have post- Japan blues. It’s been nearly six months since I had my first taste and to be honest, I don’t even know when I will have time to go back as the boy and I are planning our next trip to New York/America in 2010. We covered Tokyo to Hiroshima with Osaka, Kyoto and Nara along the way. It was amazing and perfect and my itinerary was unrealistically packed full of temples, castles, shopping, rice paper rooms, Tokyo Tokyo Tokyo and so many more magical things. The highlight of my trip was the Studio Ghilbi Museum which wasn’t really a museum but more like a castle with the most insane visual creations I have ever seen, as well as showcasing Hiya Miyazaki original studio with genuine artworks from all of his popular cult films including ‘Spirited Away’ and ‘Howls Moving Castle’. If you happen to know what I’m babbling about and can appreciate how big of a deal this is, then your cool points just went up considerably in my books

To anyone who is curious, Japan is absolutely stunning and breath taking. As soon as you get off the plane, you will never want to leave. You’ll come home and wonder where on earth you can wear your clear lenses and two-toed rabbit socks (I happen to still wear both, you know like whatever) and why the people at home are so blatantly rude and obnoxious in comparison. I might be a little biased but with flights for only $400 return, you’d be two- toed rabbit not to go…