I’ve now collected my currency and have some Yen. I only have two types of note 5000 and 10,000 (roughly £22.50 and £45.00).
This time next week I’ll be on the plane!
Well there’s not a lot new to report. I just wish departure time was here now. I’ve…
Should have the “take to Japan” phone Monday or Tuesday so that will need to be set up. I also need to do a bit of work on learning some basic Japanese phrases, especially the numbers.
The business cards (meishi) arrived today so I can join in the exchanges.Never hurts to make contacts.
|Mon||02-Oct||Arrive 09:35am / Tokyo||Amistra Asagaya|
|Wed||04-Oct||Studio Ghibli then Fuji||Don’t know yet|
|Thu||05-Oct||Fuji train to Kyoto||K’s House|
|Sun||08-Oct||Kyoto train to Takayama||Takayama Centoral Hotel|
|Tue||10-Oct||Travel to Osen Hotel||Yunoshimakan|
|Wed||11-Oct||Travel to Hiroshima||Hotel Flex|
|Thu||12-Oct||Memorial & Miyajima|
|Fri||13-Oct||Travel to Tokyo||A capsule hotel|
|Sat||14-Oct||Final Shopping||Amistra Asagaya|
Ok, so it’s not that much more detailed, but there are now some links to where I’ll be staying and you’ll notice a couple of unconfirmeds.
On Friday the 13th I’m planning on finding a capsule hotel; well I’m in Tokyo, it’s just got to be done really.
On Wednesday 4th I’ll be in the Fuji area, if the weather is mild I’m still tempted to do a night hike up Fuji-San to watch the dawn from the top. But October is well outside the climbing season (July & August) so I’m not sure what the conditions will be like. So on the other hand I could just find a cheap hostel.
Hmm a little bit of Google has produced the following quotes…
It is danger especially to climb in winter, from October to May.
For a more “wild” experience I would suggest climbing the mountain in October.
Those wishing to climb Mt. Fuji in the off season face considerable danger…
From October to May, climbing to the summit is highly perilous due to extreme wind and weather conditions and a high risk of avalanches.
So a hostel it is then I think…..