Saturday, December 22, 2012


With Japan only 2 sleeps away (1 if you consider I might not sleep Sunday night), my excitement levels are rising very quickly. Sunday, we have a wedding to attend which has been at the forefront of our minds..considering S is a groomsmen.

Our itinerary looks like this: 

Arrive in Tokyo on December 24th - 2 nights. 
Hakuba, Nagano (skiing) - 7 nights
Tokyo - 7 nights

Also, whilst we are in Tokyo we are making a one night stop in Kyoto.

Since we were in Japan last year, we have a pretty good idea of what we would like to see and where we would like to go. Our biggest struggle last time though, was finding places to eat that we would both enjoy.

We are flying over on Jetstar Business Class (starclass?) and I am struggling with the decision of what to wear. It will be 25 + degrees here and only about 5 once we reach Tokyo. I had originally planned on tights and a tunic style winter jumper, but it will be way too hot in Sydney to wear that. Even worse at the stop over in Cairns where I can imagine it will be pretty muggy.

Have you been to any of these places?
If so, do you have recommendations for restaurants/bars etc?
What do you wear on a plane when going from one climate to another?


  1. Have a great trip! I'm a wee bit jealous, I love Japan!

    I wear a jersey type singlet or t-shirt dress and carry leggings & a cardi to pop on on the plane before landing.

  2. Oh wow, that sounds like such a great trip! When I went from the US to Australia I just wore leggings, flats, a knit top and a zip up hoodie. I had a long layover in Fiji, and it was really hot but airport/airplane temps were always regulated well enough that it didn't matter, and I was only outside for a few minutes while going from plane to airport and vice versa. Have fun!

  3. Hope you had a lovely trip, I've never been to Japan - what did you think of it?
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  4. A vacation to Japan? How fun! My husband was there for two weeks during his last deployment, and he really enjoyed it. I've never done any travelling out of the country, I'm jealous!