We're going to Japan for a week! Well, not until October, but that's only 6 months away! THERE'S NO TIME! NEED TO PREPARE NOW!!!!
*several minutes of running around screaming later*
...So anyway, my parents and brother were initially going, and we have been wanting to go for years, and couldn't really afford it. We probably still can't, but got a good tax return this year. We'll be spending most of the time in Tokyo, and a few days in Osaka. Mostly sightseeing, and some visiting of relatives whom we haven't seen in ages. I haven't been there since that one summer session around 2003 for college. This will be TMM's first international flight. Around 13hrs straight. XD Other than family gatherings, TMM & I plan to spend our time on our own doing very nerdy things and some cultural stuff too. So, if there's anything you want us to look for over there, let us know. Naturally you'll have to pay for the item and shipping, but not up front- I don't want to go out of my way to get something really difficult, it's more of a "if I happen to see X, I'll get it". Let me know here or in PM. Nothing too big/fragile or H, please.
I haven't made an exact list yet, but here's some of the sites we'd like to see:
Thoughts? Suggestions on things to see and do/not do? Forgive me if I use this thread to ramble and sort out thoughts. I'm currently going through a Tokyo guide that's specifically for otaku, so I'm sure the list will grow...
EDIT: Adding/ removing things at will. Also, gonna keep a list of things I need to do/get before the trip, as a reminder to myself.
Gonna try to keep the luggage as light as possible and avoid my large suitcase, so we won't have to worry about checking in any bags (plus taking the trains b/t Tokyo and Osaka, there's limited space for large bags). The clothes we will hand wash as needed or use the coin laundry at the hotel. For stuff that needs to be shipped back, the post offices should have boxes and everything else we need.
Other than souvenirs, here's my wish list of things to bring back:
The difficult part is going to be impulse control with all the small cute things...
Edited by MEDdMI, 01 July 2019 - 09:51 PM.